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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KEYWORDS: Tympanoplasty, Tympanic membrane perforation, Graft.
[3] The aim of the study was to assess the degree of conductive hearing loss in relation to sites of tympanic membrane perforation in inactive mucosal variety of chronic otitis media and to determine the degree of conductive hearing loss related to different sizes of tympanic membrane perforation.
Tympanic membrane perforation may occur following an acute or chronic infection of the middle ear or after a trauma.
In our study, no tympanic membrane perforation or findings of otitis media was observed in otomicroscopic examination before auditory tests.
Temporary hearing loss following trauma is frequent due to tympanic membrane perforation or hemotympanium (4).
Optimal graft thickness for different sizes of tympanic membrane perforation in cartilage myringoplasty: A finite element analysis.
In total, postoperative tympanic membrane perforation was found in 10.0% of patients in the control group and 13.3% in case group with no significant difference (P = 0.500).
Keywords: TM perforation, bomb blast, open/closed spaces, barrier, deafness, hearing loss, tympanic membrane perforation. (JPMA 67: 1313; 2017)
It is defined as persistent or intermittent pus discharge through a chronic tympanic membrane perforation. The perforation is deemed to be chronic if present for more than three months.
There is a typical history of recurrent middle ear infections which cause persistent foul-smelling ear discharge, hearing loss and tympanic membrane perforation. The diagnosis of cholesteatoma is usually made on otologic examination2.
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. [5] The best method is tympanocentesis from the intact tympanic membrane; but it loses its utility once the tympanic membrane ruptures and the discharge from middle ear comes in external auditory canal.
Twelve (30%) patients had large size, 24(60%) medium size, one (2.5%) pin hole size and 3(7.5%) had subtotal tympanic membrane perforation. Fourteen (35%) patients had anterio-inferior perforation, 22(55%) had central, and 4(10%) had posterior-inferior perforation of tympanic membrane.

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