Myringoplasty 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 order to mend or rebuild any perforation/hole in the eardrum or tympanic membrane, Myringoplasty is performed.
How is it diagnosed?
In case of perforation or hole there is not a complete loss of hearing, therefore, sometimes a patient may not know that his/her eardrum has been affected. It can be diagnosed during regular check-ups or in case of chronic discharge from the ear with pain.
What is the procedure?
The doctor treats the perforation by using a graft. The surgery can be conducted through ear canal or by making a very small incision. Myringoplasty is a minor surgery and can be performed under local anaesthesia. However, a doctor may go for a general anaethesia if the procedure is to be per-formed on a child or on a patient with any other health issues.
Any risks involved?
The surgery is totally safe and any postoperative complication is usually rare. However, in rare cases the 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.