What is the goal of medical therapy in the treatment of tympanic membrane perforation (TMP)?

Updated: Dec 14, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Saadi, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The goal of medical therapy for perforations is otorrhea control. Some topical eardrops carry the risk of ototoxicity when exposed to the middle ear. In the setting of a TMP, eardrops containing gentamicin, neomycin sulfate, or tobramycin should be avoided.


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