Eardrum repair involves fixing a hole or rupture in the ear drum or tympanic membrane utilizing a surgical procedure. The surgery is also useful for repairing or replacing the three tiny bones on the back of the eardrum. Myringoplasty, Tympanoplasty, and Ossiculoplasty are the three types of eardrum repair procedures. The first two procedures repair the hole in the eardrum while the third procedure repairs the bones.
Removal Of Ear Tumors
Nerves in the ear not only aid hearing but also help in maintaining balance during movements. Sometimes, acoustic neuroma growth on the nerve, commonly referred to as ear tumor, can cause problems in hearing and balancing. Removing the tumor is the only treatment for the condition. The ENT surgeon performs a surgical procedure named suboccipital craniotomy for removing the tumor. To access the tumor and nerve, the surgeon removes a small part of the skull behind the ear.
Surgery For Ear Infection
Medications are usually effective in treating most ear infections but some infections might require surgery for effective treatment and cure. Myringotomy is a surgical procedure that involves creating a small incision in the eardrum for draining fluid and relieve ear pain. The incision heals in a few days.