Published: 2017-04-01

Comparison between pre and post- operative chronic otitis media outcome (COMOT-15) in patients who underwent cartilage myringoplasty in Kathmandu University Hospital: The Nepal scenario

Bikash Lal Shrestha, Ram Chhaya Man Amatya, Ashish Dhakal, Akash Pradhan, Pradip Rajbhandari


Background: The study was conducted to compare the pre and post-operative outcome of quality of life in patients who underwent cartilage myringoplasty with COMOT-15 (Chronic otitis media outcome test-15).

Methods: 37 patients were included in the study that underwent endoscopic cartilage myringoplasty. COMOT-15 questionnaire was used pre and 6 months post-operatively to see the quality of life outcome. Along with that audiological testing was also performed.  

Results: There were total 37 patients (males 19 and females 18) with the mean age of 24.32±/-11.1years, and age range of 18-61years participated in all questionings and examination. The comparison of COMOT-15 Pre and Post-operative questionnaires analysis showed statistically significant improvement in all scales except for mental health. The audiological result also showed clear association of audiometry results with hearing function.

Conclusions: The cartilage myringoplasty has beneficial effect in disease specific health related quality of life, as well there is clear association between hearing function scale and audiological evaluation. So, it is useful to perform cartilage myringoplasty wherever necessary.


Audiometry, COMOT-15, Myringoplasty

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