Types of Ear Surgery

The most common ear surgeries are:

Tube insertion into the ear: It is a surgical procedure for the treatment of otitis media with effusion. A small incision is made in the eardrum and the fluid inside is drained. A small tube called a ventilation tube is then inserted into the eardrum. Surgery has no side effects or harms to be afraid of. Usually, the tube comes out on its own (95-99%) within 6-18 months when the ear heals. However, if the tube itself does not come out for 2 years, it is removed by the physician (1%). The incision in the membrane closes within a few weeks after the tube is removed. In less than 1% of patients, the hole in the membrane may not close. In this case, it should be closed surgically.

Myringoplasty: It is the repair of the perforated eardrum. In the repair of the eardrum, the muscle membrane or ear cartilage in the ear region of the patient, called the temporal muscle, is generally used. The surgery can be done by making an incision behind the ear or in front of the ear or endoscopically through the ear canal. The success rate is around 90-95%.

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