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What is Tympanoplasty ?
Each ear is made up of three parts. There is the outer ear which you can see, and which gathers the sound. Further in, the outer ear joins the middle ear on each side of the head. Deeper still, there is an inner ear on each side.
The sound goes down the ear tube, which is part of the outer ear, into the middle ear on that side. The ear drum stretches across the deepest part of the ear tube between the outer ear and the middle ear.
The drum is about 8mm (a third of an inch) across. It is made of thin skin, like the top of a real drum. Your ear drum has a hole in it, which doctors call a perforation.
This can be the result of repeated ear infections, previous placement of tubes in the ear drum to drain fluid that sometimes accumulates behind it, or trauma of the drum (the use of cotton swabs to clean the ears being a very common source of trauma of the ear drum).
Germs may go through the hole and cause an ear infection, particularly if you get water in the ear whilst hair washing, taking a shower or swimming.
The hole in the ear drum will stop it from vibrating normally, and this may cut down your hearing. Sealing up the hole in the ear drum should prevent you getting so many ear infections, and may improve the hearing. Just how much hearing improvement depends where in the drum the hole is, and how big it is.
Tympanoplasty, also called eardrum repair, refers to surgery performed to reconstruct a perforated tympanic membrane (eardrum) or the small bones of the middle ear. Eardrum perforation may result from chronic infection or, less commonly, from trauma to the eardrum.
The purpose of tympanoplasty is to repair the perforated eardrum, and sometimes the middle ear bones (ossicles) that consist of the incus, malleus, and stapes. Tympanic membrane grafting may be required. If needed, grafts are usually taken from a vein or fascia (muscle sheath) tissue on the lobe of the ear. Synthetic materials may be used if patients have had previous surgeries and have limited graft availability.
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Myringoplasty and Tympanoplasty
Myringoplasty and tympanoplasty are both surgical procedures used to repair a hole in the tympanic membrane (ear drum). There are many causes of a perforated ear drum. Here are just a few:
A myringoplasty is a minor procedure usually taking about 15-30 minutes. Here at the OSC, the perforation is typically repaired using a paper patch or gelfoam. Occasionally a small fascia or fat graft will be harvested to repair the perforation. In a myringoplasty, the patch (regardless of the material) is placed on/over the eardrum. A myringoplasty solely involves repair to the drumhead or the eardrum. This is one of the main differences between a myringoplasty and a tympanoplasty.
A tympanoplasty is a more involved procedure that usually takes 60-90 minutes. The tympanoplasty can be done either trans-canal (external auditory canal) or post-auricular (behind the ear). A small piece of fascia or tragus cartilage will be harvested. During the surgical procedure, a tympanomeatal flap is created. This allows the fascia graft to be placed under and advanced across the tympanic membrane to repair the perforation.
What is Ear Lobes
Your ears are one of the most visible parts of your body and can often require cosmetic repair. Often it is because the earlobes have been pulled down after years of wearing heavy earrings. Some people simply wish to have old holes closed, which may have been torn or misplaced when piercing, and new holes pierced in a different location. While others may want to change the shape of their earlobes. There are various reasons for which earlobe repair surgery is required -
Ear Lobe Repair
Earlobe repair is a surgical procedure that is intended to correct abnormally shaped earlobes. Some plastic surgeons consider earlobe surgery to be a subset of otoplasty, or ear reshaping. In most cases, earlobe reshaping involves an earlobe that was traumatically injured - like a torn earlobe. In other cases the earlobe is reshaped because of being altered from a prior piercing or gauging. In rare cases, earlobe surgery is done to address a congenital problem that arose from birth, like excessively large earlobes.
Octoplasty Surgery (Ear Pinning Surgery)
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.
Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound bene?ts to appearance and self-esteem.
If protruding or dis?gured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
Specifically ear surgery can treat:
However, there are other problem that can be corrected by this surgery-
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