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Doctor insights on: Tympanoplasty Complications

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Is it common for a tympanoplasty to not work?

Is it common for a tympanoplasty to not work?

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

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Please advise if it's okay to get double pierce earrings after 2 months recovery of tympanoplasty?

Should be okay: I suspect that it should be okay but why not ask your ear surgeon for the answer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy?

Complicated.: Need very detailed postop instructions. Your ENT surgeon should provide very detailed written postop instructions. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a myringoplasty and a tympanoplasty?

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

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Does tympanoplasty leave scars?

Does tympanoplasty leave scars?

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 more

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How long does a child usually need to miss school for a tympanoplasty?

How long does a child usually need to miss school for a tympanoplasty?

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

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Is it normal to have intense pain 4 days after tympanoplasty-mastoidectomy?

Is it normal to have intense pain 4 days after tympanoplasty-mastoidectomy?

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

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Child had a tympanoplasty 16 months ago and the patch feel off Should tympanoplasty be repeated or is there a more effective surgery?

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 more

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Blew my nose lightly after tympanoplasty, did I ruin it?

Blew my nose lightly after tympanoplasty, did I ruin it?

Hopefully not: It depends on how hard you blew.... For now avoid any further nose blowing as you can dislodge the graft. Use a saline spray if you must rinse the nose. Discuss with your surgeon at your post op check. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going for an ear operation called tympanoplasty.?

Can you advise me on going for an ear operation called tympanoplasty.?

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 more

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What are some other treatment options after having a 3 tympanoplasty operations?

What are some other treatment options after having a 3 tympanoplasty operations?

Depends: If the ear drum perforation is small, an option is observation. The other is a tympanoplasty with a ventilation tube because you may need the flow of air through your ear drum. Finally, possibly having it performed by an otologist/neurotologist whose specialty is just the ear. ...Read more

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If a graft failed after tympanoplasty what would' be the next step and how long before the operation.

If a graft failed after tympanoplasty what would' be the next step and how long before the operation.

Ear: Great question. Work up might include a new hearing test to look at the eustachian tube and a ct scan to look at the middle ear. If they are normal and theres no infection, then you can get a new graft ...Read more