Myringoplasty eardrum surgery (2103)

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Surgery to repair a hole in the ear drum is called a myringoplasty.  There are two ways the hole can be repaired. 

Your doctor will talk with you about the best procedure for your child.

ear drum

What do I need to know before the surgery?

Do not give your child these medicines at least 2 weeks before surgery. They increase the chance of bleeding during and after surgery.

You can give Tylenol as needed.  Do not stop any prescribed medicines without talking with your doctor.  If your child is put on any medicine other than an antibiotic before surgery, call our office.

What do I need to know after surgery?

What to expect:

There may be decreased hearing until the patch falls off.


Your child may have mild pain after surgery.  Every child copes with pain differently. Give acetaminophen (Tylenol) every 4 to 6 hours or Motrin every 6 hours as needed for pain.


Follow up care

Bathing and swimming


ENT Clinic: 414-266-2982. After hours call 414-266-2000 ask to have the ENT doctor on call paged.

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Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any concerns or if your child has:

  • Severe pain. 
  • Any signs of unusual bleeding or bruising.
  • Creamy or foul smelling drainage.
  • A fever of 101°F (38.3°C) or higher.
  • Dizziness, an upset stomach, or vomiting.
  • Special health care needs not covered by this information.