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tympanoplasty - ear drum repair

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Eve Fri 29-Jul-11 21:25:43

DS2 is now 9 and needs to have this done as the hole in his ear drum is not closing and he has frequent infections.

Anyone had this done.. seems to be a straightforward procedure, under general though with over night stay?

...trying to balance need for operation and general with the frequent infections...

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Fri 29-Jul-11 22:06:27

My son had this done at the age of 10, he had no problems afterwards although removal of the packing in the ear was a bit ouchy. Very neat scar and unless it is a coincidence i cant remember him getting any further infections. His hearing is not so good ( only a small difference) in the repaired ear but this hasn't held him back in anyway educationally.

AnaisB Fri 29-Jul-11 22:10:42

Sister had this done as a child. Really helped with infections and no problems with procedure. I remember she looked like a palm tree afterwards as she had a bandage around her head and all her hair came out of the top. Thinking about it the size of the bandage seemed disproportionate to the procedure - maybe prepare your son for that if he is sensitive about such things.

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