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What is Tympanomastoidectomy?

21:51 - 27 April , 2021

Medical procedure



We are talking about surgery to improve the hearing of patients who have had damage to and around the eardrum after suffering perforations, infections, or tumors. The procedure consists of removing the affected tissues, as well as restoring damaged bones in the middle ear and mastoid. 

Before the procedure:

  • Perform hearing tests and screening.
  • Follow the fasting instructions provided.
  • In case you are taking medications such as anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs, report it immediately.

After the procedure:

A tympanomastoidectomy lasts two hours at most and can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Generally, this procedure allows a recovery at home the day after the intervention. 

Often, after surgery and during the initial recovery days, mild to moderate pain appears in the ear, as well as vertigo and a feeling of instability or dizziness. 

Potential risks:

  • Bleeding.
  • Infections.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Lethargy and sore throat from the anesthesia.

In our High Specialty Surgery Center, we perform more than 7,000 cutting-edge surgical procedures each year with state-of-the-art technology. Our mission is to provide you with general and highly specialized medical-surgical services with the highest standards of quality and safety comparable with international centers of excellence through a multidisciplinary team that uses evidence-based clinical protocols that guarantee the best assistance and care of your health.

ABC Medical Center has always been known for practicing cutting-edge medicine. Our commitment to innovate keeps us as leaders in the practice of this discipline.

Your next surgery in expert and certified hands.

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