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What is the difference between a myringoplasty and a tympanoplasty?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Similar
A myringoplasty is usually less work than a tympanoplasty.
Both fix the ear drum.

In brief: Similar
A myringoplasty is usually less work than a tympanoplasty.
Both fix the ear drum.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Semantics
Both are operations to fix the ear drum. Myringoplasty is typically used to describe minor procedures to patch a small hole in the tm (say from a tube that fell out or was removed), tympanplasty usually implies more significant surgery to the tm (bigger or chronic hole to be fixed, associated hearing loss and repair of ossicles, surgery for chronic otitis media or cholesteatoma, etc.
).

In brief: Semantics
Both are operations to fix the ear drum. Myringoplasty is typically used to describe minor procedures to patch a small hole in the tm (say from a tube that fell out or was removed), tympanplasty usually implies more significant surgery to the tm (bigger or chronic hole to be fixed, associated hearing loss and repair of ossicles, surgery for chronic otitis media or cholesteatoma, etc.
).
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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