What is a Type 2 tympanoplasty?

Type 2 involves repair of the tympanic membrane and middle ear in spite of slight defects in the middle ear ossicles. Type 3 involves removal of ossicles and epitympanum when there are large defects of the malleus and incus.

What is Csom in ear?

Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is the result of an initial episode of acute otitis media and is characterized by a persistent discharge from the middle ear through a tympanic perforation. It is an important cause of preventable hearing loss, particularly in the developing world.

Can a tympanoplasty fail?

Failure of tympanoplasty can occur either from an immediate infection during the healing period, from water getting into the ear, or from displacement of the graft after surgery. Most patients can expect a full “take” of the grafted eardrum and improvement in hearing.

At what age does Om occurrence peak?

Peak prevalence of OM in both sexes occurs in children aged 6-18 months. Some studies show bimodal prevalence peaks; a second, lower peak occurs at age 4-5 years and corresponds with school entry. Although OM can occur at any age, 80-90% of cases occur in children younger than 6 years.

What is an unsafe ear?

Unsafe ear disease, sometimes called atticoantral disease, is typified by a marginal perforation of the posterosuperior pars tensa or pars flaccida. Cholesteatoma is frequently present in CSOM with posterosuperior perforations.

Is CSOM a disability?

Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a common cause of hearing impairment and disability. Occasionally it can lead to fatal intracranial infections and acute mastoiditis, especially in developing countries.

How much does tympanoplasty surgery cost?

All-Inclusive Cash Surgery Pricing

Procedure CPT Code Price
Tympanoplasty 69631 $3,480
Tympanoplasty with OCR 69632 $4,200
Tympanomastoidectomy 69641 $5,400
Tympanomastoidectomy with OCR 69642 $6,000

Is there a difference between Type 2 and 3 tympanoplasty?

Type 2 involves repair of the tympanic membrane and middle ear in spite of slight defects in the middle ear ossicles. Type 3 involves removal of ossicles and epitympanum when there are large defects of the malleus and incus.

How is tympanoplasty surgery performed under local anesthesia?

Tympanoplasty Surgery Tympanoplasty Surgery to reconstruct the tympanic membrane (eardrum) can be performed either under local or general anesthesia. Many patients prefer to be completely asleep. In small perforations, the operation can be easily performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation.

When to use Myringoplasty instead of tympanoplasty?

Myringoplasty is another operative procedure used in the reconstruction of a perforation of the tympanic membrane. It is performed when the middle ear space, its mucosa, and the ossicular chain are free of active infection. Unlike tympanoplasty, there is no direct inspection of the middle ear during this procedure.

Are there any side effects of a tympanoplasty procedure?

Other problems such as recurrence of cholesteatoma, may or may not result from the surgery. Tinnitus (noises in the ear), particularly echo-type noises, may be present as a result of the perforation itself. Usually, with improvement in hearing and closure of the eardrum, the tinnitus resolves.