About Myringoplasty Abroad

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About Myringoplasty

Myringoplasty

Myringoplasty, also referred to as tympanoplasty, is a surgical procedure to repair a perforated eardrum (the tympanic membrane) usually caused by infection or trauma.

The hole in the eardrum will often heal itself, however it can cause recurrent infections or loss of hearing. When this is the case, it may be recommended that the perforation is surgically repaired.

A myringoplasty is performed using a tissue graft, placed over the hole.

Recommended for
  • Perforated eardrum which is causing infections

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 . This procedure doesn't usually require an overnight stay.
Average length of stay abroad
2 weeks. The surgeon should ensure that eardrum has healed before the patient can fly, as changes in air pressure will affect the eardrum.
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Signs of a perforated eardrum include pain, bleeding and yellow or green discharge from the ear.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 . This procedure doesn't usually require an overnight stay.
Average length of stay abroad 2 weeks. The surgeon should ensure that eardrum has healed before the patient can fly, as changes in air pressure will affect the eardrum.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 .

This procedure doesn't usually require an overnight stay.

Average length of stay abroad 2 weeks.

The surgeon should ensure that eardrum has healed before the patient can fly, as changes in air pressure will affect the eardrum.

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Signs of a perforated eardrum include pain, bleeding and yellow or green discharge from the ear.

Compare Myringoplasty prices around the world

United States $ 16,159
United Arab Emirates $ 3,309
Turkey $ 2,838
Poland $ 1,301
Tunisia $ 1,170

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

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Before Myringoplasty abroad

The doctor will perform a physical examination of the eardrum ahead of the surgery. In this examination, the doctor will look at the physical state of the ear and ear drum, as well as assess the patient's hearing. Patients will also need to stop eating or drinking in the hours ahead of the surgery, in order to prepare for the general anesthetic.

How is it performed

An incision is made in the outer ear either behind or above the opening of the ear. A tissue graft is taken from the scalp and is then used to make the repair of the eardrum. The surgical site is then dressed and packed.

Anesthesia

General anesthetic.

Procedure duration

The Myringoplasty takes 45 to 60 minutes.

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The eardrum (the tympanic membrane) separates the external part of the ear from the middle ear.

What to expect after Myringoplasty

Post procedure care

After the procedure, the ear canal is dressed and this will need to be changed. The doctor may prescribe ear drops.

Patients should avoid blowing the nose hard, try and avoid getting colds, and avoid any strenuous activity which could cause the graft to fail. The stitches are usually dissolvable and won't need to be removed.

Possible discomfort

The patient may feel a pulsing, or hear popping, clicking, or other odd sounds in the ear. The ear may feel 'full' or as if it is filled with liquid. Patients may experience sharp, shooting pains after the surgery.

Important things to know about Myringoplasty

Success rates

Around 80 to 90% of myringoplasties are successful in repairing the hole.

Not recommended for
  • Middle ear discharge
  • Nasal allergy
  • Dead ear in the other ear
  • Otitis externa
Potential risks
  • Damage to taste buds
  • Hearing damage
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Facial paralysis

Compare Myringoplasty prices around the world

United States $ 16,159
United Arab Emirates $ 3,309
Turkey $ 2,838
Poland $ 1,301
Tunisia $ 1,170

Source: Medigo prices

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69 clinics on MEDIGO offer Myringoplasty

Zulekha Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

90

$ 3,300

RAK Hospital

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

60

Please inquire

Canadian Specialist Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

90

$ 4,357

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69 clinics on MEDIGO offer Myringoplasty

Zulekha Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

90

$ 3,300

RAK Hospital

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

60

Please inquire

Canadian Specialist Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

90

$ 4,357

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