In case of any perforation/hole in the ear drum, the doctor will repair the affected area through Myringoplasty procedure.
Diagnosis for Perforation in the Middle Ear
In case of perforation or hole there is not total loss of hearing, therefore, sometimes a patient may not know that his/her eardrum has been effected. It can be diagnosed during regular check-ups or in case of chronic discharge from the ear with pain.
Procedure of MyringoplastyThe doctor treats the perforation by using a graft. The surgery can be conducted through ear canal or by making a very small incision.
The surgery is totally safe and any post-operative complication is usually rare. However, in rare cases patient may catch infections and bleeding may also occur. The other risks can be graft failure, hearing loss, taste disturbance, facial palsy, dizziness or tinnitus.