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Tympanoplasty - Myringoplasty (Adult)
Who should consider undergoing the procedure?
What is the medical problem?
What are the pre-operative procedures?
How is the surgery performed?
How long is the length of stay?
What are the post-operative procedures?
What are the common complications?
Where is this procedure offered?
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Who should consider undergoing the procedure?
Individuals who suffer from earaches should be examined by ENT consultants.
Sometimes holes in the ear drum are discovered .In some cases the ear drum holes heal themselves but in other cases this has not happened. Drops or tablets will not make the hole close up. If the hole is left open the individual risk getting more ear infections every time water gets in the ear.
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What is the medical problem?
Each ear is made up of 3 parts. There is the outer ear which the person can see, and which gathers the sound. The outer ear joins the middle ear on each side of the head. Deeper, 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 8 mm (a third of an inch) across. It is made of thin skin like the top of a real drum. If the ear drum has a hole in it, which doctors call a perforation. Germs may go through the hole and cause an ear infection, particularly if water get in the ear during hair washing, taking a shower or swimming. The hole in the ear drum will stop it from vibrating normally, and this may cut down the hearing. Sealing up the hole in the ear drum should prevent getting so many ear infections, and may improve the hearing.
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What are the pre-operative procedures?
Stop smoking and get the weight down if you are overweight.
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How is the surgery performed?
Under general anesthesia, an incision will be made in the skin above the ear. From inside the cut the surgeon will take a small, thin piece of tissue. This tissue is called a graft, and the surgeon will use it to seal up the hole in the ear drum. The surgeon will shine a microscope inside your ear, and the rest of the operation is carried out through the ear passage. Using very tiny instruments, the ear drum is lifted up and the graft is put underneath the ear drum and spread out to seal up the hole. A small amount of some sticky-spongy dissolvable material is placed on each side of the graft (in the ear tube and the middle ear) to support the graft until it heals and seals up the hole. This dissolvable material will melt away in days. A dressing soaked in antibiotic drops will then be put into the ear passage, and remains in place for nearly three weeks during which the graft and ear drum are healing up. Cotton-wool padding is placed over the ear and held in place with a bandage.
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How long is the length of stay?
Usually it is a day case but in some cases the patient may spend two nights at hospital.
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What are the post-operative procedures?
The ear will be a little sore after the surgical procedure. There may be some discomfort in the ear when opening and closing the mouth. An injection or tablets will be given to control this discomfort. The patient must not blow the nose and avoid sneezing. The patient may notice a strange squelching, buzzing or popping noise in the ear. This is usually due to the dressing in the ear. The noises usually stop when the dressing is removed. Some soreness or stiffness when opening the mouth is common after ear operations. This symptom usually stops within one or two weeks. The stitches above the ear need to stay in for seven days. The patient must be careful when taking a shower and washing the hair not to get the ear or the wound above it wet. A week after your operation, the stitches are to be removed. then come back to the ENT (ear, nose and throat) outpatient clinic about three weeks after the operation, when the surgeon will remove the dressing from the ear passage.
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What are the common complications?
Provided the advices given above are followed, the problems are unlikely to happen. There is a small risk that the ear may bleed. A continuous discharge form the ear (especially if it is thick, green and/or yellow or smelly) is also a significant indication of an infection that will need immediate medical attention.
A rare complication is damage during the operation of a small nerve that runs behind the ear drum. If this happens, you will experience some loss of taste and/or numbness on the side of the tongue. This usually gets much better with time in most cases.
Overall the success rate of this operation is about 90%. If the ear drum is badly scarred from previous infections this will lower the success rate of the operation.
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Where is this procedure offered?
Egypt
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CairoDar Al Fouad Hospital 1-2 Nights3 Weeks 
CairoInternational Medical Center 1-2 Nights3 Weeks 
CairoNasser Institute 1-2 Nights3 Weeks 
CairoSheikh Zayed Specialized Hosp. 1-2 Nights3 Weeks 
CairoWadi EL Neel Hospital 1-2 Nights3 Weeks 
El GounaEl Gouna Hospital 1-2 Nights3 Weeks 
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Please fill the Application Form yourself OR with the help of your treating doctor and e-mail it to medicaltravel@travelchoiceeg.com; Place 'Tympanoplasty - Myringoplasty (Adult) Request' into the subject of your e-mail.

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