Pediatric tympanoplasty is a procedure performed to repair a perforated eardrum in a child’s ear. An eardrum perforation is simply a hole in the eardrum (tympanic membrane). The eardrum is a thin membrane deep in our ear canal. This membrane vibrates when sound waves hit it and helps transfer sound energy into the inner ear which allows us to hear. A hole in the eardrum can come from a bad ear infection, a surgical procedure like placement of an ear tube, or from trauma such as a Q-tip® jabbed deep inside the ear canal (one of many reasons to avoid using any cotton swab to clean your ears!) Tympanoplasty surgery is a common way to repair the perforation, if necessary.
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The ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program at Children's Minnesota offers a full range of services focused on the medical and surgical treatment of conditions that affect the head and neck.
Children's Minnesota's Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program diagnoses and treats routine and complex conditions in babies, children and teens. In fact, Children's has the only pediatric ENT program in the state dedicated exclusively to kids with disorders of the head and neck.