Tympanomastoidectomy Post-operative care

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Tympanomastoidectomy Post-operative care

Tympanomastoidectomy Post-operative care

This is a more extensive operation to eradicate chronic infection in the ear or disease like cholesteatoma. Often the eardrum needs to be repaired at the same time.


  • No water should enter the ear.
  • Do not blow the nose excessively.
  • Limit physical activities, normal exercise after 2 weeks and contact sport after 1 month.


  • Finish all medicine as prescribed, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and sometimes medicine for nausea.
  • Please contact me in case of:

    – Severe pain

    – Dizziness

    – Bleeding
  • If the hearing suddenly drops it is an emergency and I need to know.
  • Follow up between 7 and 10 days should be arranged for removal of sutures and cleaning of the ear canal. Further follow up will be discussed depending on each individual.
  • It is important to have an audiogram after 3 months.

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