Perforated Eardrum - Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Perforated Eardrum

A perforated eardrum (or "perforations of the tympanic membrane (eardrum)") is defined as "a hole or tear in the eardrum".

There are two separate functions of the tympanic membrane:

- First, the sound waves that hit the vibration surface
- Second, is the barrier that separates the outer ear and the middle ear cavity.

Perforated Eardrum Due to Middle Ear Infection



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Perforated Eardrum Due to Middle Ear Infection
Ruptured eardrum - Traumatic ear drum perforation - Treatment of perforated eardrum - Eardrum reapir Istanbul - Eardrum repair Turkey - Eardrum surgery in Istanbul - Eardrum hole operation in Turkey

An infection of the middle ear is one of the most common causes of a perforated eardrum. Chronic middle ear infection can cause to tympanic membran perforation and structural changes on middle ear.

Perforated Eardrum Due to Trauma

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Perforated Eardrum Due to Trauma
Ruptured eardrum - Traumatic ear drum perforation - Treatment of perforated eardrum - Eardrum repair Istanbul - Eardrum repair Turkey - Eardrum surgery in Istanbul - Eardrum hole operation in Turkey

A perforated eardrum is sometimes caused by a trauma to the eardrum. Traumatic causes which can cause tympanic membrane rupture are:

- Injury
- Loud noises
- Barotrauma
- Surgical trauma (such as after grommet ventilation tube insertion)

Perforated Eardrum After The Failed Ear Drum Surgery (Myringoplasty or Tympanoplasty)


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Perforated Eardrum After The Failed Ear Drum Surgery (Myringoplasty or Tympanoplasty)
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Eardrum surgeries performed for tympanic membrane perforation closure. However, sometimes infection, trauma or lack of surgical technique can cause graft failure and therefore failure to heal the eardrum.

Photo above at the posterior of the ear drum, the graft is immediately adjacent to the hole.

Perforated Eardrum - Symptoms

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Perforated Eardrum - Symptoms
Ruptured eardrum - Traumatic ear drum perforation - Treatment of perforated eardrum - Eardrum repair Istanbul - Eardrum repair Turkey - Eardrum surgery in Istanbul - Eardrum hole operation in Turkey

Eardrum perforation can cause some symptoms. Hearing loss which will depend on the size of the hole in eardrum may be most common symptom. Other symptoms:

- Earache or discomfort
- A discharge of mucus from your ear
- Ringing or buzzing in your ear (tinnitus)


Perforated Eardrum - Treatment

 
Ruptured eardrum - Traumatic ear drum perforation - Treatment of perforated eardrum - Eardrum repair Istanbul - Eardrum repair Turkey - Eardrum surgery in Istanbul - Eardrum hole operation in Turkey
Perforated Eardrum - Treatment
Ruptured eardrum - Traumatic ear drum perforation - Treatment of perforated eardrum - Eardrum repair Istanbul - Eardrum repair Turkey - Eardrum surgery in Istanbul - Eardrum hole operation in Turkey

In the video below, the eardrum surgery (myringoplasty) is animation. Dead cells are removed from the edges of the hole. Cartilage graft is placed on the hole. After placing sponges operation is terminated.
 
 
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