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Perforated Ear Drum

A perforated ear drum is a hole in the ear drum.

Outcomes for Perforated Ear Drum

Successful repair of an ear drum perforation results in symptom resolution.  Success depends in large part on the type of repair (paper patch vs. tympanoplasty), the general health of the patient, and how closely post-operative instructions were followed to avoid failure of the graft.