In the current study, a retrospective scan was made of patients presenting at our clinic over the last 10 years and those diagnosed with tympanic membrane perforation were evaluated in 2 separate groups as patients with Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) and Traumatic tympanic membrane perforations (TTMP). In this study patients with tympanic membrane perforation were evaluated through a retrospective examination of patients presenting at the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic between May 2006 and May 2016. The tympanic membrane perforations were examined in two separate groups; CSOM and TTMP. When these patients were grouped according to the diagnosis criteria, the CSOM group comprised 8,335 (1.13%) patients and the TTMP group 422 (0.06%) patients. These two groups were compared in respect of the items stated age, gender, laterality. When the considerable number of patients is taken into consideration, although the results do not completely show a prevalence rate, they can give preliminary information.
Tympanic membrane perforation, chronic suppurative otitis media, traumatic tympanic membrane perforations