What is myringotomy?

A myringotomy is a surgical procedure in which an incision is created in the eardrum to relieve pressure caused by excessive buildup of fluid, or to drain pus from the middle ear.
Myringotomy is a surgical procedure that involves making a small incision in the eardrum to relieve pressure or drain fluid from the middle ear. MGM Hospital CBD likely provides expert care for patients requiring myringotomy surgery.



If you encounter any of these myringotomy symptoms while visiting MGM hospital, we strongly advise that you get prompt, individualised medical care:

  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding or discharge from the ear. Pain that you cannot control with the medications you have been given.

  • Drainage from ear continues for more than four days after surgery.


The following conditions are diagnosed as myringotomy causes by our medical staff at MGM hospital:

A myringoplasty is an operation to repair a hole (perforation) in your eardrum. A perforation is usually caused by an infection in your middle ear that bursts through your eardrum. It can also be caused by trauma (for example, being hit across your ear or by placing an object in your ear).


The following myringotomy hazards are mitigated at MGM hospital: Problems from the procedure are rare, but all procedures have some risk. Your doctor will review potential problems, like:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Chronic scarring

Failure of the myringotomy incision in the ear drum to heal as expected, which may result in frequent drainage Hearing loss Injury to ear structures other than the ear drum Need for repeat surgery


At MGM hospital, the following reduce the risk of myringotomy:

Most people fully recover in about four weeks. If you had ear tubes put in, they should fall out on their own within six to 12 months.After myringotomy, most people will be able to go back to work or school within one to two days. Ask your healthcare provider when it’s safe to return to normal routines.

How is it diagnosed?

The following myringotomy diagnostic examinations are taken out over MGM hospital: If you are suffering from OME, then you should consult an expert ENT specialist to ensure you get proper treatment right away. Some signs you might have OME are hearing difficulty, tugging or pulling sensation, loss of balance, delayed speech development, ear pain, etc.
MGM Hospital CBD likely uses a range of diagnostic procedures to evaluate patients who may require myringotomy surgery, which involves making a small incision in the eardrum to relieve pressure or drain fluid from the middle ear. The diagnostic procedures may include:
• Physical examination
• Hearing test
• Imaging tests
• Tympanometry
• Culture and sensitivity testing


How is it treated?

MGM Hospital CBD provides treatment for myringotomy with a team of skilled and experienced ENT specialists. The treatment process for myringotomy surgery may include the following:

Myringotomy is a surgical procedure performed by an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeon to treat certain ear conditions, such as middle ear infections or fluid buildup. Here is a general overview of how the procedure is typically performed:


The patient is typically given local anesthesia, which numbs the ear and surrounding area, or general anesthesia, which makes the patient unconscious.


The surgeon makes a small incision in the eardrum (tympanic membrane) using a surgical instrument called a myringotomy knife or a myringotomy blade.


The surgeon may use a suction device or a small tube (a myringotomy tube or a tympanostomy tube) to drain any fluid or pus from the middle ear.


The incision in the eardrum typically heals on its own within a few weeks, but in some cases, the surgeon may place a small patch over the incision to help it heal.

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