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What are the differences between a myringoplasty and a tympanoplasty?

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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My 5 year old daughter is having her t-tubes removed. They have been in place for 3 years. Her doctor wants to also perform a Myringoplasty. Risks??

My 5 year old daughter is having her t-tubes removed. They have been in place for 3 years. Her doctor wants to also perform a Myringoplasty. Risks??

Myringoplasty: Usually a well tolerated procedure. I am an ER physician and for 20 years I have never seen a complication from a myringoplasty. For example I see some type of problem from a tonsillectomy monthly ...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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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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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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