What preoperative preparation is indicated in the surgical 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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Preoperative preparation of the ear for surgery consists of eliminating infection whenever possible. Preoperative preparation of the patient includes convincing the smoker to cease tobacco use during the immediate postoperative period. Smoking has been found to have significant prognostic implications with regard to the success of tympanoplasty. [33]


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