- The next three complications are
unexpected but are encountered sometime in the carrier of most ENT
Surgeons. They often occur because the
into and already damaged the structures of the inner ear and lining of
the brain. Removal of the
is then the final straw
which breaks the camel's back. It left untreated, the
will eventually cause these same problems
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Facial Paralysis
- Injury to the lining of the brain
(Dura Mater). This can cause a
cause a cerebral spinal fluid leak and meningitis.
Stroke and Death -- Very rare complications. These can
also be caused by an untreated
The eardrum and ear bones may not be able to
be reconstructed with can cause a worse than expected hearing loss.
A fistula may also develop in the skin behind
The ear canal may close or narrow such that
it cannot drain properly. In canal-wall down operations, the mastoid
cavity also has to drain through the ear canal. Often a meatoplasty
is used to enlarge the ear canal and prevent narrowing.
Skin Necrosis from the head dressing.
Many surgeons suggest wearing a head band or mastoid dressing to hold the
external ear by the head, helping it to heal in the proper position. It is
very important not to have the headband too tight. The head band is for
tissue supoprt, comfort and to catch drainage. It is not a pressure
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