Tympanoplasty
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Tympanoplasty Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a tympanoplasty, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection
  • Failure to restore hearing
  • Damage to structures in or near the middle ear:
  • Nerves—resulting in loss or distortion of taste, paralysis of the face
  • Middle ear bones—resulting in loss of hearing that may be permanent or require further surgery
  • Inner ear structures—resulting in dizziness

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Increasing fluid or foul-smelling fluid draining from the ear
  • Redness, swelling, increased pain, bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
  • Dizziness
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • Any new symptoms

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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