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Table 1 Comparison of prognostic factors for surgical outcomes

From: Type 1 tympanoplasty in pediatric patients: a review of 102 cases

  n Graft success (n, %) p
Younger group 28 24 (85.5)  
 (≤12 ages)    N.S.*
Older group 74 64 (86.5)  
  (13–17 ages)    
Unilateral perforation 73 68 (93.2) 0.003
Bilateral perforation 29 20 (69)  
Location of perforation
 Anterior 45 39 (86.7)  
 Posterior 45 39 (86.7) N.S.*
 İnferior 12 10 (83.3)  
Type of perforation
 Central 77 68 (88.3) N.S.*
 Marjinal 25 20 (80)  
Graft material
 Fascia 61 49 (80.3) 0.033
 Cartilage 41 39 (95.1)  
Approach
 Postauricular 78 67 (85.9) N.S.*
 Endaural 24 21 (87.5)  
  1. N.S., *p > 0.05