perforated eardrum

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perforated eardrum

A tear or erosion of the eardrum, often resulting from middle ear infection.
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Noun1.perforated eardrum - an eardrum with a hole or tear in it; can interfere with normal hearing and cause other ear problems
eardrum, myringa, tympanic membrane, tympanum - the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
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Some surgeons advice only repair of central perforation of tympanic membrane in non-cholesteatomatous tubotympanic chronic otitis media using graft i.
pus discharge of at least more than 6 weeks duration (intermittent or persistent) through a chronic perforation of tympanic membrane and patients with active discharge or pus in external auditory meatus were included in the study.
Fourteen (35%) patients had anterio-inferior perforation, 22(55%) had central, and 4(10%) had posterior-inferior perforation of tympanic membrane.
24 cases (40%) had large central perforation of tympanic membrane (Group A = 36.
Background: Myringoplasty is one of the surgical techniques for the management of chronic suppurative otitis media with permanent perforation of tympanic membrane.