Incisional ear surgery; Classical surgical methods in eardrum surgeries are performed by making an incision at certain points in front of or behind the ear, and a microscope is used during the procedure. For this reason, after the surgery, incisions should be closed by suturing and dressings should be made.
For the treatment of the eardrum, classical surgical methods performed by incision are gradually being replaced by more alternative methods. In particular, the endoscopic method, as in many treatment methods, is an effective and highly successful alternative to classical methods in eardrum treatment. Before going into detail regarding eardrum membrane surgery performed with the endoscopic method, it would be useful to briefly touch upon the health problems that may necessitate the surgery on the eardrum.
What is the Eardrum?
The eardrum is the area between the middle ear and the outer eardrum, which acts as a barrier. In addition to its barrier function, the eardrum is an important area with hearing-related functions in that it is the surface area where sound waves hit.
The eardrum can be damaged as a result of ear discharge, constant ground noise, hearing loss and especially middle ear infections. Since the eardrum has important functions for hearing, if it is damaged, it can cause hearing loss if timely intervention is not exercised. In cases requiring eardrum surgery, detailed observation of the eardrum tissue has a very important place in terms of effectively and successfully eliminating the problem. In this respect, eardrum surgeries performed using endoscopic method offer healthy opportunities for the correct detection and treatment of the source of the problem, in terms of providing a wide field of view.
Eardrum surgeries are operations performed to eliminate health problems which occur in the eardrum and lead to various other problems.
In general, we can list the purposes of eardrum surgeries performed for problems occurring in the eardrum as follows;
Classic eardrum surgeries generally have a certain procedure and a certain standard for methods applied. In this respect, we can list the procedures applied in classical eardrum surgeries as follows;
In classic eardrum surgeries, performing surgical procedures through incisions made in front of, behind or inside the ear can cause negative situations both in terms of incision marks, bandages and the pain they cause, as well as in terms of the quality of recovery of the patient after the surgery. In this regard, the endoscopic method is preferred, especially in recent times, as eardrum surgeries that can be performed without incision.
How is Incisionless Eardrum Surgery Performed?
Recent developments in technology made possible the use of alternative surgery methods in eardrum surgery. Endoscopic eardrum surgeries, which emerged as an alternative to classic eardrum surgeries and had very successful results, come with technological changes both in terms of method and application.
We can list the procedures performed in eardrum surgeries performed by endoscopic method as follows;
Since no incision is made during eardrum surgeries performed with the endoscopic method, no stitching is required. There is no bandage or dressing that needs to be applied after the surgery. Another positive result of this situation is that the patient can return to his daily life quite quickly and has a comfortable recovery period.
Endoscope is used in combination with microscopes in many surgical applications and provide a more qualified and healthy operation in cases where microscope is insufficient.
Endoscopic method in eardrum surgeries enables fast and effective treatment, where patients can be discharged on the same day without incision.