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Tympanoplasty: Fixing a hole in your child's eardrumTTympanoplasty: Fixing a hole in your child's eardrumTympanoplasty: Fixing a hole in your child's eardrumEnglishOtolaryngologyPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EarsNervous systemProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2008-02-27T05:00:00ZDenise Kipling, RN;Tomka George, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Christina Burke, RN;Adrian James, MA, BM BCh, FRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS);Blake Papsin, MD, FRCSC6.0000000000000077.00000000000001100.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A tympanoplasty is an operation to fix a hole in your child's eardrum. Learn about tympanoplasty and how to help your child recover from surgery.</p><h2>What is a tympanoplasty?</h2> <p>Your child needs an operation to fix a hole in their eardrum. This operation is called a tympanoplasty (say: TIM-pan-oh-PLASS-tee). Your child will sleep and feel no pain during the operation. </p> <p>This page explains what happens during the operation and how to take care of your child at home. Use this information to tell your child what to expect, using words they can understand. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A tympanoplasty is an operation to fix a hole in the eardrum. </li> <li>The operation usually takes about two to three hours. </li> <li>After the operation, your child will have to stay overnight in the hospital. </li> <li>While your child gets better at home, there are some things your child should not do. </li> </ul><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>Please call your child's ENT doctor, your family doctor or your local medical clinic right away if your child has any of these signs after going home: </p> <ul> <li>fever of 38.5°C (101°F) or higher </li> <li>blood or fluid leaking from the ear </li> <li>vomiting (throwing up) that does not stop </li> <li>pain that gets worse </li> <li>redness or swelling around the ear </li> <li>the packing falls out of the ear </li> </ul> <p>If it is an emergency or if you are concerned about your child's condition, do not wait. Take your child to the closest emergency department. </p> <h3>Write down important names and phone numbers here:</h3> <p>The ENT surgery clinic number is:</p> <p>The name of my child's ENT doctor is:</p> <p>The doctor's phone number is:</p> <p>The ENT clinic nurse's number is:</p><h2>During the operation</h2> <h3>Your child will sleep and feel no pain during the operation</h3> <p>Just before your child has the operation, they will be given a sleep medicine. This is called a <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anesthetic</a> (say: ANN-ess-THET-ic). This means that your child will sleep and feel no pain during the operation. </p> <p>The ear nose and throat (ENT) doctor will take a tiny piece of tissue from an area around the ear. This is done by making a cut behind your child's ear. The piece of ear tissue is then used to fix the hole in your child's eardrum. Your child will have dissolvable stitches behind the ear and gauze packing in the ear to absorb any fluid. </p> <p>The operation takes about two to three hours.</p> <h3>Pain relief after the operation</h3> <p>If your child has pain after the operation, we will give them pain medicine. This medicine may be given through an intravenous (IV) tube in the arm or by a pill or liquid to swallow. </p><h2>After the operation</h2> <p>After the operation, we will take your child to the recovery room, also called the <a href="/Article?contentid=1262&language=English">Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU)</a>. This is where your child will wake up. Your child will stay in PACU for about one hour. We will then move your child to a room on the nursing unit. </p> <p>We will give your child fluids through a tube in their arm, called an IV, until they are able to drink easily. Your child will have a gauze bandage around their head, which will be taken off the day after the operation. </p> <h3>Seeing your child after the operation</h3> <p>You will be able to see your child as soon as they are fully awake. A staff member from the Surgical Waiting Room will bring you to see your child. </p> <h2>An overnight stay in the hospital</h2> <p>Your child will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You will be able to stay overnight with your child in their room. Ask the nurse what you might need to bring with you for your overnight stay. </p> <h3>Write down what you need to bring here:</h3> <p> </p> <p> </p><h2>Before the operation</h2> <p>Several hours before the operation, your child will need to stop eating and drinking. The doctor or nurse will tell you when your child must stop eating and drinking. </p> <h3>Write this information down here:</h3> <p>The date and time of the operation:</p> <p>When your child must stop eating:</p> <p>When your child must stop drinking clear fluids:</p> <p>Other things to remember:</p> <p> </p>
Tympanoplastie: correction d’une déchirure dans le tympan de votre enfantTTympanoplastie: correction d’une déchirure dans le tympan de votre enfantTympanoplasty: Fixing a hole in your child's eardrumFrenchOtolaryngologyPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EarsNervous systemProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2008-02-27T05:00:00ZDenise Kipling, RN;Tomka George, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Christina Burke, RN;Adrian James, MA, BM BCh, FRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS);Blake Papsin, MD, FRCSC6.0000000000000077.00000000000001100.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Une tympanoplastie est une opération qui consiste à réparer une déchirure dans le tympan de votre enfant.</p><h2>Qu'est-ce qu'une tympanoplastie?</h2> <p>Votre enfant doit se faire opérer pour faire réparer une déchirure du tympan. Cette opération s'appelle tympanoplastie (tin-pa-no-plastie). Votre enfant sera endormi et ne sentira aucune douleur pendant l'opération. </p> <p>Cette page explique ce qui se passe pendant l'opération et comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison. Utilisez ces renseignements pour dire à votre enfant à quoi s'attendre, en vous servant de mots qu'il peut comprendre. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Une tympanoplastie est une opération pour réparer une déchirure dans le tympan. </li><li>L'opération prend habituellement de deux à trois heures. </li><li>Après l'opération, votre enfant devra demeurer à l'hôpital pour la nuit. </li><li>Pendant que votre enfant guérit à la maison, il y a certaines choses qu'il ne devrait pas faire. </li></ul><h2>Quand appeler le médecin</h2> <p>Appelez l'ORL, le médecin de famille de votre enfant ou votre clinique médicale locale immédiatement si votre enfant montre l'un ou l'autre des signes cliniques suivants : </p> <ul> <li>fièvre de 38,5ºC (101ºF) ou plus; </li> <li>sang ou liquide qui coulent de l'oreille;</li> <li>vomissement qui n'arrête pas;</li> <li>douleur qui empire;</li> <li>rougeur ou enflure autour de l'oreille;</li> <li>la gaze tombe de l'oreille.</li></ul> <p>S'il s'agit d'une urgence, ou si l'état de votre enfant vous inquiète, n'attendez pas et rendez-vous au service d'urgence le plus près. </p> <h3>Écrire les numéros importants ici :</h3> <p>Écrivez le numéro de la clinique d'ORL ici :</p> <p>Écrivez le nom de l'otorhinolaryngologiste ici :</p> <p>Le numéro du médecin est :</p> <p>Le numéro de l'infirmière de la clinique d'ORL est :</p><h2>Pendant l'opération</h2> <h3>Votre enfant sera endormi et ne ressentira aucune douleur pendant l'opération </h3> <p>Avant le début de l'opération, on donnera un médicament à votre enfant pour l'endormir, appelé anesthésique général. Cela fera en sorte que votre enfant dormira tout au long de l'opération et qu'il ne ressentira aucune douleur.</p> <p>L'otorhinolaryngologiste (ORL) prélèvera un petit morceau de tissu à proximité de l'oreille, en pratiquant une petite incision derrière l'oreille. Le morceau de peau sert ensuite à colmater la déchirure dans le tympan de votre enfant. Votre enfant aura des points fondants derrière l'oreille et de la gaze dans l'oreille pour absorber le liquide. </p> <p>L'opération prend de deux à trois heures.</p> <h3>Soulagement de la douleur après l'opération</h3> <p>Si votre enfant a mal après l'opération, on lui donnera des médicaments, soit au moyen d'un tube intraveineux (IV) dans le bras ou d'une pilule ou d'un liquide à avaler. </p><h2>Après l'opération</h2> <p>Après l'opération, nous vous accompagnerons vers la salle de réveil, aussi appelée l'unité de soins postopératoires. C'est là que votre enfant se réveillera. Votre enfant y passera une heure. Il sera ensuite transféré à une chambre à l'unité de soins. </p> <p>Nous donnerons des liquides à votre enfant au moyen d'un tube dans son bras, appelé IV, jusqu'à ce qu'il puisse boire facilement. Votre enfant aura un pansement de gaze sur la tête, qui sera retiré la journée après l'opération. </p> <h3>Voir votre enfant après l'opération</h3> <p>Vous pourrez voir votre enfant quand il sera complètement réveillé. Un membre du personnel de la salle d'attente vous conduira vers votre enfant. </p> <h2>Une nuit à l'hôpital</h2> <p>Votre enfant devra rester à l'hôpital pendant la nuit. Vous pourrez passer la nuit avec votre enfant dans sa chambre. Demandez à l'infirmière ce que vous devriez apporter. </p> <h3>Écrire ce que vous devez apporter ici :</h3> <p></p> <p></p><h2>Avant l'opération</h2> <p>Plusieurs heures avant l'opération, votre enfant devra arrêter de manger et de boire. L'infirmière ou le médecin vous dira quand votre enfant devra arrêter de manger et de boire. </p> <h3>Écrivez ces renseignements ici :</h3> <p>Date et heure de l'opération :</p> <p>Heure où l'enfant doit cesser de manger : </p> <p>Heure où l'enfant doit cesser de boire des liquides clairs :</p> <p>Autres choses à retenir :</p>

 

 

Tympanoplasty: Fixing a hole in your child's eardrum1020.00000000000Tympanoplasty: Fixing a hole in your child's eardrumTympanoplasty: Fixing a hole in your child's eardrumTEnglishOtolaryngologyPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EarsNervous systemProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2008-02-27T05:00:00ZDenise Kipling, RN;Tomka George, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Christina Burke, RN;Adrian James, MA, BM BCh, FRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS);Blake Papsin, MD, FRCSC6.0000000000000077.00000000000001100.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A tympanoplasty is an operation to fix a hole in your child's eardrum. Learn about tympanoplasty and how to help your child recover from surgery.</p><h2>What is a tympanoplasty?</h2> <p>Your child needs an operation to fix a hole in their eardrum. This operation is called a tympanoplasty (say: TIM-pan-oh-PLASS-tee). Your child will sleep and feel no pain during the operation. </p> <p>This page explains what happens during the operation and how to take care of your child at home. Use this information to tell your child what to expect, using words they can understand. </p><h2>The eardrum</h2><p>The eardrum is a thin sheet of tissue that separates the outside ear from the middle ear. The eardrum plays an important part in hearing.</p><p>A hole in the eardrum can cause one or more of these problems:</p><ul><li>Your child may not hear clearly.</li><li>Water can get into the middle ear, which can lead to <a href="/Article?contentid=8&language=English">ear infections</a>.</li></ul><p>Holes in the eardrum are usually caused by one of these:</p><ul><li>frequent middle ear infections</li><li>pushing an object such as a cotton swab into the ear passage</li></ul> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Ear anatomy</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Ear_anatomy_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="The auditory nerve, semicircular canals, cochlea, stapes, middle ear, Eustachian tube, incus, malleus, eardrum and ear canal" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A tympanoplasty is an operation to fix a hole in the eardrum. </li> <li>The operation usually takes about two to three hours. </li> <li>After the operation, your child will have to stay overnight in the hospital. </li> <li>While your child gets better at home, there are some things your child should not do. </li> </ul><h2>Taking care of your child at home</h2> <p>Please follow these steps at home to help your child get better:</p> <ul> <li>Your child may have a small gauze bandage over their ear. Please keep this bandage on for one or two days after going home. </li> <li>Do not let the cut behind your child's ear get wet. Do not get any water in the ear. Your child can have a bath, but take care not to pull on the ear or get it wet if you need to wash their hair. </li> <li>Do not let your child play contact sports like hockey or soccer until the ENT doctor says it is OK. </li> <li>Do not let your child go swimming until the ENT doctor says it is OK. </li> <li>Do not let your child play a musical instrument that you blow in until the ENT doctor says it is OK. </li> <li>Do not let your child blow their nose. Have them cough or sneeze with their mouth open. </li> <li>Your child may return to school or day care when your ENT doctor says it is OK. Usually, this will be one week after the operation. </li> </ul> <h3>Pain management at home</h3> <p>Follow these instructions when your child goes home after the procedure.</p> <p>You may give your child medicine for pain.</p> <p>You may receive a prescription for pain medication before you leave the hospital. Follow the dosage instructions give to you by the pharmacist. Although these prescription pain medications can be beneficial, they are also potentially very dangerous if not used properly.</p> <p>When using these medications, if you notice any changes in either breathing or level of drowsiness that concern you, stop the medication and seek medical attention. If your child is unresponsive, call 911 immediately.</p> <p>Do not give your child over-the-counter medicine that may have a sedative effect (makes people sleepy) while giving the prescription for pain medicine. Examples of these medicines are decongestants and antihistamines. Discuss these medications with your pharmacist.</p> <p>You may give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> if they have pain. Give the dose printed on the bottle for your child's age. Do not give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> for two weeks after the surgery. These medications could increase your child's risk of bleeding after the operation. Check with the nurse or doctor first before giving these medicines to your child.</p><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>Please call your child's ENT doctor, your family doctor or your local medical clinic right away if your child has any of these signs after going home: </p> <ul> <li>fever of 38.5°C (101°F) or higher </li> <li>blood or fluid leaking from the ear </li> <li>vomiting (throwing up) that does not stop </li> <li>pain that gets worse </li> <li>redness or swelling around the ear </li> <li>the packing falls out of the ear </li> </ul> <p>If it is an emergency or if you are concerned about your child's condition, do not wait. Take your child to the closest emergency department. </p> <h3>Write down important names and phone numbers here:</h3> <p>The ENT surgery clinic number is:</p> <p>The name of my child's ENT doctor is:</p> <p>The doctor's phone number is:</p> <p>The ENT clinic nurse's number is:</p><h2>A follow-up appointment with the ENT doctor</h2> <p>The ENT unit will make a follow-up appointment with the doctor for your child. If everything is normal during the appointment, the doctor will: </p> <ul> <li>Check your child's ear to see how it is healing. </li> <li>Take out the packing from your child's ear. </li> <li>Tell you when your child can start to play sports again. </li> </ul> <h3>Write down the date and time of the follow-up appointment here:</h3> <p> </p><h2>During the operation</h2> <h3>Your child will sleep and feel no pain during the operation</h3> <p>Just before your child has the operation, they will be given a sleep medicine. This is called a <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anesthetic</a> (say: ANN-ess-THET-ic). This means that your child will sleep and feel no pain during the operation. </p> <p>The ear nose and throat (ENT) doctor will take a tiny piece of tissue from an area around the ear. This is done by making a cut behind your child's ear. The piece of ear tissue is then used to fix the hole in your child's eardrum. Your child will have dissolvable stitches behind the ear and gauze packing in the ear to absorb any fluid. </p> <p>The operation takes about two to three hours.</p> <h3>Pain relief after the operation</h3> <p>If your child has pain after the operation, we will give them pain medicine. This medicine may be given through an intravenous (IV) tube in the arm or by a pill or liquid to swallow. </p><h2>After the operation</h2> <p>After the operation, we will take your child to the recovery room, also called the <a href="/Article?contentid=1262&language=English">Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU)</a>. This is where your child will wake up. Your child will stay in PACU for about one hour. We will then move your child to a room on the nursing unit. </p> <p>We will give your child fluids through a tube in their arm, called an IV, until they are able to drink easily. Your child will have a gauze bandage around their head, which will be taken off the day after the operation. </p> <h3>Seeing your child after the operation</h3> <p>You will be able to see your child as soon as they are fully awake. A staff member from the Surgical Waiting Room will bring you to see your child. </p> <h2>An overnight stay in the hospital</h2> <p>Your child will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You will be able to stay overnight with your child in their room. Ask the nurse what you might need to bring with you for your overnight stay. </p> <h3>Write down what you need to bring here:</h3> <p> </p> <p> </p><h2>Before the operation</h2> <p>Several hours before the operation, your child will need to stop eating and drinking. The doctor or nurse will tell you when your child must stop eating and drinking. </p> <h3>Write this information down here:</h3> <p>The date and time of the operation:</p> <p>When your child must stop eating:</p> <p>When your child must stop drinking clear fluids:</p> <p>Other things to remember:</p> <p> </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Ear_anatomy_MED_ILL_EN.jpgTympanoplasty: Fixing a hole in your child's eardrumFalse

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