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Myringoplasty: Depends on how long ago u had the procedure. Consult with the ENT surgeon. ...Read more
Ear surgery: The difference is limited. A myringoplasty involves a surgery to just the tympanic membrane or ear drum. A tympanoplasty involves examining and inspecting the middle ear bones and fixing the hole in the ear drum. Surgically, a tympanoplasty is technically more difficult because you have to raise up the ear drum from its natural position. With a myringoplasty, you just fix the hole in the drum. ...Read more
Yes: Surgical options would depend on the root cause of the hearing loss. Fluid in the middle ear may be relieved by ear tubes. A reconstruction of the ossciular chain may include placing a prosthetic ear bone to improve hearing. The baha implant is a a great 45 minute surgery for patients who have single sided deafness. The cochlear implant is for patients who are profoundly (completely) deaf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myringoplasty: Hello, to repair a tympanic membrane perforation first it needs to be dry and free of infection. The repair can be a simple paper patch that sits over the eardrum hole (myringoplasty) to a complicated procedure that involves taking a graft of tissue from one area of your body to use to recreate a new eardrum. (tympanoplasty). ...Read more
No problem: A wax impaction does not harm a perforation. As an ENT i suggest that all perforations be repaired via a tympanoplasty or myringoplasty at some point. An intact ear drum is safer and less likely to become impacted. Patients who choose not to have a tympanoplasty should have an annual ear exam by their doctor. ...Read more
Hole in ear drum 1 ENT said paper patch and 1 said hole is to big and needs a graph so how do I know who is right and which surgery to get ?
Ear drum perf: Hello. One of the most important questions for your doctor is , "how many of these procedures like mine have you done? And what are your results?" the paper patch myringoplasty is a quick procedure that may work well. The graft takes longer but does work better for larger perforations. I would suggest the graft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer