What is the prognosis of myringitis?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: John Schweinfurth, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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In most cases, patients with myringitis have a favorable prognosis. In case of destruction of the new TM, the surgeon may assess the reasons for the failure and repeat myringoplasty with necessary corrections.

A retrospective, nationwide cohort study from Sweden, by Berglund et al, of patients who underwent myringoplasty found that there was an average 8.8 dB postoperative improvement in pure-tone average. The air-bone gap closed to less than 20 dB in 89% of ears, and to 10 dB or less in 51% of ears. While hearing improved in 61% of patients in whom hearing had deteriorated preoperatively, 3% of patients suffered postoperative hearing deterioration. [11]


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