Quality-of-Life Outcomes For Surgical Intervention In Chronic Otitis Media

Submitted by : DR LAKSHMI VENKITARAMAN
University: MANIPAL HOSPITAL, BANGALORE
E-mail : mimivenkit@gmail.com
Supervisor's Name : DR V T ANAND
Year of award : 2018
Awards : DIPLOMATE OF NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINATIONS IN OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
Summary of Thesis

pChronic otitis meida (COM) is a common pathology reporting in ENT clinics. Patients commonly present with reduced hearing discharge and pain during an active infection or with reduced hearing which affects them in daily activities and work. Tympanoplasty is one of the most commonly performed ear surgeries. With better patient education and awareness the number of patients opting to undergo the procedure has increased tremendously. And for the same reason the expectation of the patients about the outcome of these surgeries have also gone up. ppIn this study we have analysed the impact of COM in the quality of life of patients and compared it to the improvement in their quality of life...

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THESIS CHAPTER SCHEME

1.      Introduction                                                         9         

2.      History of COM                                                  11

3.      Pathology and pathogenesis of COM                  11

4.      Pathology of subtypes of COM                           13

5.      Surgical pathology                                               15

6.      Prevalence                                                            17

7.      Aetiology of COM                                              17

8.      Diagnosis and assessment of COM                     17

9.      Surgical history                                                    23

10.  Surgical technique                                                27

11.  Quality of life assessment                                    34

12.  Review of literature                                             36


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