My name is Neethu, I am 20 yrs old, and Iam suffering with severe discharge of pus from my right ear, with hearing loss since one year and I consulted an ENT surgeon , he examined me and said that my ear drum was ruptured. And the doctor advised me to undergo tympanoplasty surgery, but I am scared of surgery….so I am taking antibiotics presently now…but still ear pus discharge is not stopped..
Please tell me about how the tympanoplasty surgery can be performed. And what is the Cost of Tympanoplasty…for total surgery plus accomodation….plz reply.
*Neethu-for pictures of Tympanoplasty plz see the gallery
Tympanoplasty is a surgery done to repair the eardrum and middle ear bones. The eardrum and bones are necessary to hear.
Types of Tympanoplasty include:
and Myringoplastyâ€”repair of a tear in the eardrum
and Tympanoplasty with ossiculoplastyâ€”repair of a tear in the eardrum and correction of a defect in the bones of the middle ear
and Tympanoplasty with mastoidectomyâ€”repair of a tear in the eardrum and eradication of bony infection in the area behind the ear
The procedure can also help to: Restore hearing and treat certain types of deafness and also prevent infection of the middle ear
Pre op Check up
Before surgery, your ENT surgeon will check to be sure that you do not have an ear infection. Operating in a wet ear will fail.
You will have an Audiogram-hearing test. In certain cases, a CT scan is also done and the routine blood ECG and X-ray tests.
The procedure often done under General anesthesia
A small incision will be made behind the ear. Some tissue-Temporalis fascia- will be extracted from this area. This tissue will then be attached to the eardrum to cover the hole. Other materials may be added to hold the graft in place. If the bones of the middle ear need to be repaired, this is done as well.
A small pack may be left in position in the ear canal. The incision behind the ear will be closed with stitches. The operation will take 1-2 hours
To insure proper healing, avoid the following:
and Blowing your nose hard
and Exposing your ear to waterâ€”ask your doctor how to wash your hair and shower for the first few weeks after surgery.
and Swimming or diving
and Heavy weight lifting and straining
It will take 4-6 weeks after surgery to determine if the Tympanoplasty was a success.
Complications are very rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a Tympanoplasty, your surgeon will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
and Failure to restore hearing
and Damage to structures in or near the middle ear:
o Nervesâ€”resulting in loss or distortion of taste, paralysis of the face
o Middle ear bonesâ€”resulting in loss of hearing that may be permanent or require further surgery
o Inner ear structuresâ€”resulting in dizziness
For the Cost of Operation and Accommodation, please contact the Hospital-
For Appointment- call 04712334564, 6452020,407822 Fax-0471-2330925