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Chronic Otitis Media

Indications for Surgery

Chronically infected ear with eardrum perforation, or Eardrum perforation with poor eustachion tube function are indications that you may need surgery.


The Auditory Brainstem Implant procedure requires a General Anesthetic.

Surgical Time

The length of this procedure is 1 to 2 hours.

Hospital Admission

A hospital admission is not required, your procedure will be done on an out patient basis.

About the Procedure

Mastoidectomy and Tympanoplasty, in some cases Middle Ear Reconstructive surgery.

Side Note

Frequently associated with Cholesteatoma. Inadequate eustachion tube function may need to be treated with a Tympanostomy Tube.


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