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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In addition to age and sex, we compiled information on annual income, the presence of a tympanic membrane perforation (n = 5 in the BSG group and n = 7 in the SSG group), the amount of time since the last episode of otorrhea (mean: 10.
Keywords: TM perforation, bomb blast, open/closed spaces, barrier, deafness, hearing loss, tympanic membrane perforation.
Therefore, with cholesteatoma is present concurrent with chronic otitis media and manifests itself with purulent otorrhea, tympanic membrane perforation, and/or hearing loss.
With the assistance of a 0-degree otoendoscope, the margins of the tympanic membrane perforation were freshened with a micro pick.
The cases were randomized by card method irrespective of gender, age and size of the tympanic membrane perforation into two groups on the basis of type of surgery performed.
It is defined as persistent or intermittent pus discharge through a chronic tympanic membrane perforation.
There is a typical history of recurrent middle ear infections which cause persistent foul-smelling ear discharge, hearing loss and tympanic membrane perforation.
These include cotton wool swab collection of discharge from the external auditory canal, needle aspiration of the middle ear (tympanocentesis), and suction aspiration of the discharge from the middle ear through the tympanic membrane perforation.
The 1999 consenses panel of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery defined chronic suppurative otitis media as "any persistent or recurrent tympanic membrane perforation with inflammation or history of recurrent and/or persistent drainage unrelated to cholesteatoma".
There are many diseases, which cause the tympanic membrane defects; the most common is the tympanic membrane perforation.
Determinants of conductive hearing loss in tympanic membrane perforation.
The aims of treatment are to clear up the otorrhoea, close the tympanic membrane perforation, improve the hearing loss and prevent complications.

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