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Perforated Eardrum (cont.)

Surgery

Some large holes or non-healing small holes require surgery.

Surgical procedures are performed with a general anesthetic. Most people go home from the hospital or clinic on the same day.

  • An ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT, otolaryngologist) may graft or patch the eardrum with paper, fat, muscle, or other material.
  • These materials act as a bridge, allowing the tympanic membrane to grow together.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014

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