KBB-Forum 2022 , Cilt 21, Sayı 2


Mehmet Erkan KAPLAMA 1, MD Semih AK 2, MD
1Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Şanlıurfa Mehmet Akif İnan Suam, KBB, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
2Balıklıgöl Devlet Hastanesi, KBB, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Background: To investigate the impact of hookah smoking and cigarette smoking on graft success rate and hearing outcomes in patients undergoing cartilage tympanoplasty.

Material and Methods: The case group was constituted from patients whose cartilage tympanoplasty operations led to re-perforation, while the control group was constituted of patients with successful post-operative results.

Results: Case and control groups were found to be similar in terms of baseline characteristics. Hookah and cigarette smoking were found to be more frequent in the case group compared the control group. Those smoking both cigarettes and hookah were found to have worse surgical outcomes compared to those smoking either cigarettes or hookah.

Conclusions: Both cigarette and hookah smoking lead to impairment in surgical success after cartilage tympanoplasty. Thus, it is evident that urging patients to quit hookah use and smoking is critical -at least before surgery. However, our results should be confirmed by further studies. Keywords : Tympanoplasty, surgery, success rate, smoking, hookah