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Perforated Ear Drum

What is an ear drum perforation?
What are the symptoms of an ear drum perforation?
What is the impact of ear drum perforation on hearing?
Surgery to repair the ear drum perforation
What are the advantages of closure of the ear drum perforation?
Who is not eligible for closure of the ear drum perforations?
The myringoplasty operation
How long is the healing period?


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  3. Meera Patel C. “Correlating the severity of conductive hearing loss with the size and site of pars tensa tympanic membrane perforation using video-otoscopy.” Thesis (unpublished data)