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What is Myringoplasty?
The restoration of hearing function by closing the perforations or tears in the tympanic membrane of an individual with suitable tissue grafts or sutures is Myringoplasty. Tears or holes in the tympanic membrane occurs in conditions such as middle ear infections, trauma, congenital defects, etc.
What are the advantages of Myringoplasty?
Few of the advantages of Myringoplasty are:
What are the indications of Myringoplasty?
Myringoplasty is indicated for individuals with perforations/tears in the tympanic membrane caused due to trauma, middle ear infections, congenital defects, etc.
What are the steps involved in Myringoplasty?
The ear will be completely evaluated by the doctor and clear the ear canal from any debris by saltwater irrigation.
The patient will be sedated and the tympanic membrane/ eardrum will be visualized by the doctor. The tears or the damaged tympanic membrane will be restored with a suitable tissue graft obtained from the patient's own body and sutured with dissolvable sutures and dressed with antibiotic gel-foam and bandages.
Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Myringoplasty?
A certified and trained ENT Surgeon or an ENT Specialist who is well experienced in performing Myringoplasty can perform this procedure.
What is the cost of Myringoplasty?
Minimum cost for Myringoplasty in Mumbai starts from Rs. 36,762
Average expenses for Myringoplasty in Mumbai is approximately Rs. 44,325
Maximum amount to be paid for Myringoplasty in Mumbai rises up to Rs. 75,900
Cost of Myringoplasty depends on factors such as:
Is Myringoplasty a major surgery or minor surgery?
Myringoplasty is minor surgery performed to close the perforation in the tympanic membrane caused bacterial infections, trauma, or congenital defects.
What are the risks and complications associated with Myringoplasty?
Few of the risks and complications of myringoplasty are:
How long does it take to complete Myringoplasty?
The overall time taken to complete Myringoplasty can range from 30- 90 minutes.
What is the recovery time for Myringoplasty?
Individuals who have undergone Myringoplasty may take 2-4 weeks to recover completely.
What is the success rate of Myringoplasty?
The success rate of Myringoplasty depends on the following factors:
However, the success rate of Myringoplasty can be up to 90%
Is Myringoplasty Permanent?
Myringoplasty is a permanent procedure performed to close the perforation of the tympanic membrane to restore the normal hearing function of an individual.
What are the long-term results of Myringoplasty?
Long-term results of Myringoplasty are:
Can Myringoplasty be detected in future?
Myringoplasty cannot be detected in the future.
What are the options if Myringoplasty fails?
In case of a failed Myringoplasty, the doctor may recommend a revision surgery or use of hearing aid instruments like In-Ear Implants, Cochlear Implants, etc.