Is it possible to get a skin graft inside the ear?
I had a right ear mastoidectomy 1989 followed some months later by a skin graft which did not take. I have had recurrent ear infections ever since. Ear specialist (not the one who did the op. - he has long since retired) says no graft possible; there will forever be a wound inside my ear and see him annually. Nightly I have leakage of liquid, often bloody, from right ear. My GP says he can only go by what the specialist says.
Any advice ?
If your mastoid cavity has granulation, you might consider using antibiotic/antifungal powder. There are various formulations. Simple includes boric acid (cheap and often effective), complex includes CSF-HC (chloramphenicol, sulfanilimide, amphotericin with hydrocortisone). Often these powders will help dry mastoid cavities. You may want to get another opinion. In severe cases revision mastoidectomy may need to be considered.
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