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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 used. The success rate for closing a medium sized hole with a formal tympanoplasty technique with temporalis fascia graft is about 85 to 90%. ...Read more
Please advise if it's okay to get double pierce earrings after 2 months recovery of tympanoplasty?
Complicated.: Need very detailed postop instructions. Your ENT surgeon should provide very detailed written postop instructions. ...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
Hidden scars: Depending on the size and location of the ear perforation, the procedure may be performed through the ear canal or with a post-auricular incision. If done through the canal, no one except a doctor will be able to see any incisions (looking at the ear drum). The post auricular incision is hidden in the crease behind the ear, so it is all but invisible. Don't worry about scars from tympanoplasty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everyone's different: On average most children in whom no complications arise either during or after surgery the child should be back in school within 1-3 days after surgery. Generally, they go home the same day after surgery. If there are any complications such as nausea and vomiting then, an overnight stay may occur...but this is infrequent. Write more questions at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
No, but: It depends on what the surgeon had to do during the procedure (how much soft tissue work). It's best to let you surgeon know, but usually the pain gets better as the days go on. ...Read more
How long is recovery for tympanoplasty surgery? How long does child need to stay home from school?
TYMPANOPLASTY: Post op does not take a long time. Maybe 1-2 weeks ? Pls ask ent. Tube remains longer. ...Read more
Child had a tympanoplasty 16 months ago and the patch feel off Should tympanoplasty be repeated or is there a more effective surgery?
Defined by doc: This is something best answered by those with the advantage of knowing all the history & doing an exam.When a TM rupture does not seal up on its own, placing an artificial patch to create a surface where the membrane can have support while it seals or using a tissue graft are common options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a steelworker doing heavy manual labour and it's a very hot and dirty environment can I return to work after combined approach tympanoplasty.
Ear: Generally you can but you should speak to your surgeon to get clearance. ...Read more
If a graft failed after tympanoplasty what would' be the next step and how long before the operation.
Ear: Not much info. If you have a hole in your eardrum that has been checked out by an ENT, then you have the option of repairing it in surgery. The pro of fixing it is that you wont have to keep it dry and can swim. It may help your hearing as well. The con of course is surgery but in the hands of a good otolgic surgeon there is a good chance of success ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Following combined approach tympanoplasty 2 months ago now when I pop my ears as instructed I hear a squeaky noise?
Follow up with ENT: A follow up with ENT will be helpful. ...Read more
Mastoidectomy/tympanoplasty done 2wks ago f/u great no infec but tonight side of head and cheek hurt like been punched normal?
My 4 yo had a tympanoplasty 3 weeks ago. Today he was standing next to a non moving car that honked right next to him. could that damage the grafts?
Ear surgery: no it will have no effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
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