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Original Article

Single-layer versus Multiple-layer Closure after Postaural Tympanoplasty: A Comparative Study

Nikhil Sivanand, Padmanabhan Karthikeyan, Neelima Vijayan, Muhammed N Latheef, Davis T Pulimoottil

Keywords : Postaural incisions, Single layer, Tympanoplasty, Wound closure

Citation Information : Sivanand N, Karthikeyan P, Vijayan N, Latheef MN, Pulimoottil DT. Single-layer versus Multiple-layer Closure after Postaural Tympanoplasty: A Comparative Study. 2021; 4 (2):32-34.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03115

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Background: Postaural wound closure can be done in single or multiple layers depending on the choice of the surgeons. In this clinical study, we have compared the outcome of single-layer wound closure with multiple-layer wound closure after a tympanoplasty surgery. One hundred patients with chronic suppurative otitis media undergoing ear surgery by a postaural approach were studied for wound closure after the surgery. Results: It was observed that the time taken for a single-layer closure was lesser than that for a multiple-layer closure. The cost of the surgery was also significantly reduced in those undergoing single-layer closure. Conclusion: Single-layer closure is as effective as multiple-layer closure of postaural incisions. The advantages of single over multiple-layer wound closure were reduced duration and the overall cost for the surgery.

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