Surgical audit in day care myringoplasty

Sathappan Subramaniam, R. Abdul

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Day-case surgery is preferred for adults, allowing post-operative fast recovery in family environment and support. Myringoplasty using the traditional method of underlay temporalis fascia or tragal perichondrium is usually performed as an in-patient. From 2003 to 2004, 22 myringoplasty procedures were performed in a dedicated day surgery unit at the Hospital Melaka. We report the retrospectively review of the outcome results of these procedures. None of the patients need admission overnight. There were no surgical or anesthetic complications noted and this series suggests that day-case surgery is a safe and desirable practice for patients undergoing myringoplasty. However, there should be the facility for admission if required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-476
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2006
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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Subramaniam, S., & Abdul, R. (2006). Surgical audit in day care myringoplasty. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61(4), 474-476.