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Doctor insights on: Tympanoplasty Procedure

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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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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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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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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