Acta Med. 2016, 59: 10-13

Is Allergic Rhinitis a Factor That Affects Success of Tympanoplasty?

Elif Ersoy Callioglua, A. Sami Bercinb, Hayati Kaleb, Togay Muderrisa, Sule Demircic, Arzu Tuzunerc, M. Hakan Korkmazb

aDepartment of Otolaryngology, Ministry of Health Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara,Turkey
bDepartment of Otolaryngology, Yildirim Beyazit University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
cDepartment of Otolaryngology, Ministry of Health Ankara Training and Research Hospital Ankara, Turkey

Received October 5, 2015
Accepted January 30, 2016

Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of allergic rhinitis on the success of the operation in chronic otitis surgery by using score for allergic rhinitis (SFAR). Materials and Methods: In the present study; 121 patients, who underwent type 1 tympanoplasty were examined retrospectively. SFAR of all patients were recorded. The graft success rates of 26 patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and 95 patients with no allergic rhinitis group (NAR) were compared. Results: While the graft success rate in NAR group was 89.5%, this rate was 80.8% in the AR group. However, the difference between groups was not statistically significant (p = 0.311). Conclusion: These findings suggest that allergic rhinitis decreases the graft success rate of the pathologies occurring in eustachian tube, middle ear and mastoid although statistically significant difference wasn’t found. Prospective studies with larger patient groups are required in order to evaluate this pathology.


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