Tympanoplasty is a procedure performed on the middle ear in order to repair the ear drum. It can be performed through an incision behind the ear or through the ear canal.
Also Known As:
- Ear surgery
- Tympanic surgery
- Ear drum repair
Conditions Treated with Tympanoplasty:
Tympanoplasty is utilized in order to treat a perforated ear drum, trauma to the ear drum, cholesteatoma of the ear drum and middle ear infections.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to tympanoplasty.
Anesthesia with Tympanoplasty:
Tympanoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Tympanoplasty:
Possible risks following tympanoplasty include bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience hearing loss, facial paralysis, tinnitus and temporary dizziness.
Recovery from Tympanoplasty:
Recovery time following tympanoplasty is approximately four weeks.