Characteristic

Number (percent)

Sex

Male

50 (42.4%)

Female

68 (57.6%)

Patient age

<10 years

7 (5.9%)

³10 years

111 (94.1%)

Side

Right

58 (50.0%)

Left

58 (50.0%)

Laterally

Bilateral

25 (21.2%)

Unilteral

93 (79.8%)

Size of perforation

18 (15.2%)

‚Č•three quarters

100 (84.2%)

Gelform in middle ear space

Yes

46 (39.0%)

No

72 (61.0%)

Otorrhea at surgery

Discharge

10 (8.5%)

Dry

108 (91.5%)

Chitin membrane

Yes

104 (88.1%)

No

14 (11.9%)

MRSA-infected

Yes

9 (7.6%)

No

109 (92.4%)