Myringoplastik mit autologem Schleimhautepithel-Transplantat
In tympanoplasty fascia of the temporal muscle, perichondrium and cartilage of the tragus are most commonly used as a transplant for covering tympanic membrane defects. In this study the autors investigated the use of autologous nasal mucosa as a transplant for covering small and middle sized tympanic membrane defects. The authors treated 12 patients between 5 and 75 years of age with an endomeatal tympanoplasty technique using autologous nasal mucosa as a transplant. In 11 patients the tympanic membrane defect could be sealed completely and permanently. Under certain circumstances autologous nasal mucosa which is prepared very easily can be used among other tissues as a transplant for covering tympanic membrane defects.