To repair or reconstruct any perforation/hole in the eardrum or tympanic membrane, a surgery is conducted called Myringoplasty.It is a surgical procedure, where the doctors will use a graft to reconstruct the hole. The procedure will help in preventing infections and will also improve hearing which might have got affected due to the perforation.
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. During regular check-ups or in case of chronic discharge from the ear with pain, this can be diagonised.
Mechanism of SurgeryThe doctor treats the perforation by using a graft. The surgery can be carried out through ear canal or by making a very small incision.
Risks of the surgery
The surgery is totally safe & any post-operative complication is usually rare. However, in rare cases patient may catch infections and bleeding may also occur. The other dangers can be graft failure, hearing loss, taste disturbance, facial palsy, dizziness or tinnitus.