The middle ear is the ear part located between the eardrum and the oval window. Thanks to circulate it sounds to the inner ear. It consists of three tiny bones: the hammer, anvil and stirrup that is on the oval window, and there are other structures such as the round window and the Eustachian tube.
Middle ear surgery
In Otolaryngology , middle ear surgery is performed on patients who have functional problems, ie loss of hearing and want to recover, or to pay for a problem suppurative. The latter case occurs when there is liquid in the tympanic cavity, and communicates with the back of the nose through the eustachian tube.
Causes and outcomes of middle ear surgery
Among the causes that can motivate auditory intervention of the middle ear, the most common is the otosclerosis, abnormal growth of the stapes footplate. To resolve this situation, the operation performed is the estapedectomía, it is timpanomeatal lift the flap, remove the bracket and replace it with a prosthesis.
Thanks to this, ensures that a patient with a hearing impairment that is disabling and requires him to use a hearing aid can do without it and hear normally in most cases. Of course, there is the risk of not winning or losing the hearing you have, although this is very rare. Moreover, among the side effects that may occur they are usually transient and are vertigo and taste alterations.
Postoperatively, the patient is advised to rest and not move her head sharply and avoid wetting the ear to avoid any complications.