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what is difference between myringoplasty and tympanoplasty

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Semantics: Both are operations to fix the ear drum. Myringoplasty is typically used to describe minor procedures to patch a small hole in the tm (say from a tub ... Read More
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Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Similar : A myringoplasty is usually less work than a tympanoplasty. Both fix the ear drum.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear surgery: The difference is limited. A myringoplasty involves a surgery to just the tympanic membrane or ear drum. A tympanoplasty involves examining and insp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Myringoplasty: Depends on how long ago u had the procedure. Consult with the ENT surgeon.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Otologist: See an otologist - only does ears. The House Institute in nearby LA is famous for ear problems. Go there.
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Myringoplasty: Usually a well tolerated procedure. I am an ER physician and for 20 years I have never seen a complication from a myringoplasty. For example I see s ... Read More
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Question?: What is your question?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Complicated.: Need very detailed postop instructions. Your ENT surgeon should provide very detailed written postop instructions.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Success rate for tympanoplasty depends on size of perforation (ear drum hole), age at repair (for children), type of procedure used, and type of graft ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Should be okay: I suspect that it should be okay but why not ask your ear surgeon for the answer.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Every surgery causes a scar. But at least these scars are deep inside your ears so no-one will see them unless they have an otoscope and can use it!

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