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Cauliflower Ear Surgery
Ear surgery is comprised of surgical procedures that are for the myriad of areas of the ear including the auricle, ear canal, the tympanic membrane, and on structures behind the middle ear including on the inner ear itself or the hearing bones. The reasons can be for cosmetic enhancement, as in for lop ears, for the excision of abnormal conditions such ...Read more
Mastoidectomy(sp)in06.Relief to years of painful/chronic ear pain, multiple surgeries, adenoids, tonsils etc.Puss behind eardrum now.Could need surgery?
ENT/workup: The infected material can be drained and a tube placed by your ENT surgeon. Since you have had so many ear and sinus infections, an evaluation for ciliary ( small hairs that help prevent infection by removing debris) defects can be performed by the ENT surgeon. In addition, if you have had recurrent pneumonias, a CF sweat test can be performed to rule out CF. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make a call: This often varies with their past training and local healthcare practices.They may feel comfortable with the procedure while they might have a preferred referral specialist do it.Some urgent care centers are staffed by emergency trained specialists who see and treat it more often than a regular doc.Make a few calls and ask. ...Read more
Sometimes: The size of the perforation is critically important. A perforation of less than 3 mm. often can heal spontaneously. But it is imperative to know if there is any chronic middle ear infection. If a small traumatic perforation is present in the absence of infection, the perforation may heal itself. ...Read more
Ent recommended surgery for: posterior left ethmoid mucocele with some bone demineralization. Are sinus mucoceles generally surgically removed?
4 ear infections this yr, 6 mo ear pain, abx not helpful. Ear surgery an option, in combination w/revision tonsillectomy? Seeing ENT Wed.
Keep ENT appt: Your ENT appointment will clear this question up for you! Since that doctor will be able to actually examine you and better knows your history they will be in the best position to discuss options. Yes, sometimes surgical intervention is beneficial but that is dependent on your history and exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw ENT son11 has Cholesteatoma &complete loss of bone no eardrum left. What kind of surgery will be needed? Will hearing recover 100%.
Cholesteatoma: First goal of surgery is to make the ear safe. Surgery would most likely be tympanomastoidectomy as first stage to clean disease and get stable eardrum.Second stage would be ossicular reconstruction if needed or to just to have a look to rule recurrent disease.Radical mastoidectomy if beyond reasonable chance of safe,useful repair.Hearing will be compromised regardless.Bone conduction hearing aid ...Read more
cauliflower ear the surgeon cut along the ear crease and removed cartilage clot,then stitched up with bolsters. missed appointment bandages stuck?
Depends, Most Hidden: For reconstructive ear surgery, scars can be visible depending on what needs to be corrected. For cosmetic ear pinning (otoplasty), the scars are usually hidden either behind the ear or within an ear crease. Inner ear surgery may require an incision behind the ear, which is also well hidden. ...Read more
No: No it s not normal. Some patients however do have this problem and it is frequently due to what is referred to as a "biofilm". The tube is a foreign body and in some cases bacteria will form a light film on the tube resulting in recurrent infections. The treatment is frequently removal of the tube. ...Read more
Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?
Middle ear infection with yellowish drainage, seen ent. Ear was not painful b4, now there is slight pain, , infection reach ear canal?
Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?
TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach.com ...Read more
Middle ear infection with permenant perforated ear drum, due to 2 myringotomy yrs ago. How long will take for liquid to drained out? Can't hear.
Eardrum hole that is nearly 1/3 of the entire eardrum touching ear canal wall. Min hearing loss/no pain. Will it repair itself or surgery?
Ear drum hole: Most perforations will heal in around 6 weeks. If not then surgery is your only option to fix it. ...Read more
TMJ CRACKING: You need to have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist(eye doctor) and your ears by an otolaryngologist(ear doctor) to make sure there are no problems from them.The jaw cracking is from the jaw cartilage being out of place and when you open the head of the jaw bone pops onto the cartilage causing the cracking sound.Since the jaw joint is in front of the ear it will cause the ringing in the ears. ...Read more