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Tympanoplasty: Tympanoplasty is surgery on the middle ear to repair the ear drum. Surgery may be performed through the ear canal or through an incision behind the ear. A tympanomeatal flap may be created from the patient's chewing muscle.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Tympanoplasty

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Tympanoplasty:

  • Cholesteatoma of the ear drum
  • Perforated ear drum (tympanic membrane)
  • Trauma
  • Chronic otitis media (type of Middle ear infection)

Anesthetic Requirements for Tympanoplasty

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Tympanoplasty may include:

Procedure Complications: Tympanoplasty

Possible surgical complications of Tympanoplasty may include:

Tympanoplasty: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Tympanoplasty: Four weeks.

Descriptions of Tympanoplasty

Tympanoplasty: surgical correction or repair of defects or injuries in the eardrum or the bones of the middle ear
Source: WordNet 2.1

Tympanoplasty : surgical reconstruction of the hearing mechanism of the middle ear, with restoration of the drum membrane to protect the round window from sound pressure, and establishment of ossicular continuity between the tympanic membrane and the oval window.
Source: CRISP

Tympanoplasty: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Tympanoplasty) include:

  • Repair of the ear drum

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