What are the contraindications for 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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Tympanic membrane perforation (TMP) may be unilateral or bilateral. Select the worse-hearing ear first when performing bilateral TMP repair. If increased hearing loss complications ensue, the better-hearing ear remains uninjured. For the same reason, if the TMP is present in a patient's single hearing-capable ear, a frank discussion must be had with the patient regarding the risk of further hearing loss.


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