myringotomy


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myringotomy

(ˌmɪrɪŋˈɡɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgery a surgical incision of the eardrum, usually to relieve pressure or release fluid

myringotomy

Making an incision in eardrum to release fluid trapped inside.
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Noun1.myringotomy - surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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Moreover, ear tubes are also known as ventilation tubes, tympanostomy tubes, pressure equalization tubes, and myringotomy tubes.
Following regression of the findings of trismus by the 5th day of medical treatment, myringotomy and a grommet insertion, cortical mastoidectomy and abscess drainage were performed, under general anesthesia after a written informed consent was obtained from the parents of the patient (Figure 3).
Ear tubes are also called myringotomy tubes, ventilation tubes, tympanostomy tubes, and pressure equalization tubes.
In previous studies, Myringotomy and aspiration of the fluid showed some improvement of hearing.
In 2007, Hebda et al evaluated the effects of the ciprofloxacin-dexamethasone (CDX) combination in 30 rats after myringotomy. (16) After 14 days, the healing rates were 100% in the non-CDX group and 89% in the CDX group, which improved to 100% at day 28.
He had myringotomy tubes as a child but no other surgeries.
Besides the intravenously administered antibiotics, the surgical treatment (mastoidectomy, myringotomy, and abscess drainage) is mandatory for proper management and prevention of sequels.
Approximately two weeks after her clinic follow-up, the patient presented for bilateral myringotomy with tympanostomy tube insertion.
General anesthesia without IV access is safe for healthy pediatric patients undergoing simple and brief procedures such as myringotomy tubes and ophthalmology exams [4-6].
He had been diagnosed with OME and had twice undergone myringotomy with tympanostomy tube placements.
Aiming to minimize the effects of OM on language development, the surgery for ventilation tube placement, known as myringotomy, has become the most common procedure to drain fluid from the middle ear and restore hearing.