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9 years old girl has a hole in her ear drum

9 year old girl have a problem on her ear drum , after a consultation with a ENT specialist its a hole on drum and recommend for a surgery , Consult with another Specialist he suggests no need of immediate surgery pls give an advice
Asked On : Tue, 5 Oct 2010
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1. Is it possible for you to obtain endoscopic photographs of her eardrums and perforation?
2. What are her symptoms and what do her audiological tests show?
3. Has she had an X-ray skull lateral view to rule out adenoid hypertrophy?
4. Has she had Mastoid X-rays done recently?
5. Does she have a history of snoring, mouth breathing or frequent colds?
Answered: Wed, 6 Oct 2010
Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases Dr. Hema Yadav's  Response
Hello Mohandas
A hole in the ear drum can be due to infection in ear or trauma to eardrum or due to related problems of middle ear , eustachian tube or skull bone mastoid.
The decision for surgery wil depend on cause and extent of damage and the resultant hearing loss.If its a very small central hole recently caused by acute infection and not resulting in significant hearing loss then it may heal with antibiotics, but in most other cases surgery may be required.
Hope I have answered your query.thanks
Answered: Thu, 15 Sep 2011
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