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Myringoplasty and Tympanoplasty

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What do I need to know about myringoplasty and tympanoplasty?

Myringoplasty and tympanoplasty are surgeries used to close a hole in your eardrum. This helps prevent middle ear infections and may improve your hearing. A graft is placed over the hole. Grafts are commonly made from a piece of fascia (hard tissue that covers muscles), bone, vein, or cartilage. A paper or gel graft is sometimes used for small holes.

Ear Anatomy

How do I prepare for surgery?

What will happen during surgery?

Eardrum Repair

What should I expect after surgery?

You will be taken to a room where you will rest until you are awake. Do not get out of bed until your healthcare provider says it is okay.

What are the risks of myringoplasty or tympanoplasty?

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