Document Type : Research Article
Background:Traumatic tympanic membrane (TM) perforation is an injury of the eardrum,
which is frequently encountered by otolaryngologists. The present study was conducted to
assess the cases of traumatic tympanic membrane perforation (TTMP).
Materials & Methods:136 cases of traumatic tympanic membrane perforation of both
genders were recorded. Parameters such as size, site, complaint and mechanism of injury was
Results: Side involved was left in 80, right in 56. Site was anterior in 50, posterior in 60 and
undefined in 26. Complaints was otalgia in 48, tinnitus in 60, otorrhoea in 30 and vertigo in
104. The mechanism of injury was domestic violence in 32%, RTA in 54%, armed robbery in
8% and self- inflicted in 6%. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Common side involved in traumatic tympanic membrane perforation was left,
site was anterior, posterior and undefined. Complaints was otalgia, tinnitus, otorrhoea and