Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2017)
An observational study on tympanoplasty in terms of middle ear risk index (MERI) of patients with chronic suppurative otitis media
Author(s): Md. Sarfaraz, Arshana Tabassum
Abstract: Objectives: Our study was to evaluate the Middle Ear Risk Index (MERI) of patients which had undergone for tympanoplasty, and studied the relation between MERI score and success of tympanoplasty of patients with chronic suppurative otits media (CSOM). Methodology: A total of 100 patients were taken for Tympanoplasty procedure. Detail assessment and examination were taken to all patients with Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM). Middle Ear Risk Index (MERI) score were taken to all patients. And patients were categorized based on Middle Ear Risk Index (MERI) score. And then tympanoplasty procedure were applied. Results: Data was analyzed by using simple statistical methods with the help of MS-Office software. Conclusions: Patients with mild MERI Score were higher rate of succeeded for tympanoplasty than patients with moderate and severe MERI Score. Lower the MERI score were greater the chances of acceptance of graft for tympanoplasty procedure than higher the MERI Score of patients with Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM).