Myringoplasty

Also known as: eardrum repair, eardrum surgery.

What is myringoplasty?

Myringoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to treat a perforation or hole in the eardrum. Some perforations close spontaneously.  Those that do not may require myringoplasty to close the hole.
 

What happens during the procedure?

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and through the ear canal.  A graft of tissue (usually a small piece of fat) is taken from elsewhere in the body and used to repair the hole in the eardrum.  Packing is placed in the ear canal.
 

Is any special preparation needed?

The patient will be instructed to avoid food, drink or certain medications before the procedure.
 

What are the risk factors?

Dizziness, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and failure for the perforation to close are potential risks of myringoplasty.

Reviewed by: Sandeep P Dave, MD

This page was last updated on: 7/25/2018 9:54:36 AM

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