Eardrum Surgery and Causes

As a result of frequent infections in childhood, damage to the eardrum may occur. Complaints such as ear discharge and hearing loss are among the most common complaints. There are several specific diagnoses that may cause surgery. Without problems in the middle ear and ossicles, only the eardrums or ossicles that occur in the eardrum are defective, or inflammation in the middle ear is one of the conditions that needs to be intervened. In such cases, surgery can be applied. The eardrum should be closed in cases where there is no chance of closure. Eardrum surgery can be performed for several purposes. It is done for the purpose of hearing loss and for the purpose of closing the eardrum.

Eardrum Surgery Risks

  • After surgery, the membrane made, may not hold,
  • There may be infection after every surgical intervention,
  • If there is edema or deep bone to repair, there is a risk of facial paralysis due to exposed nerves. However, this is a very rare condition.

How is the eardrum surgery performed?

In general, endoscopic preference may come to the fore only in the problem of the membrane. That is, the cartilage from the ear is brought into the shape of the membrane and placed in place of the eardrum. If there is inflammation in the middle ear, especially if the inflammation is close to the brain, procedures such as cutting the back of the ear or gouging the bone may be necessary. If there is a problem with the ossicles, it is intervened for repair. This intervention can take place in 2 ways. It can either be shaped on the bone, or it can be made using external materials to adapt to the ear and body.

After Eardrum Surgery

Depending on the procedure, the patient may be discharged on the same day or in some cases is recommended to rest in the hospital overnight. After 1 week, sutures are removed. It is absolutely necessary to use ear pads. Following the removal of the tampon after 2 weeks, we can see how well the eardrum fits.