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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6] Marianowski et al reported a case of a 6-year-old child, which was totally cured by myringotomy and antibiotic therapy.
One group was treated with myringotomy, tympanostomy tube insertion, and adenoidectomy (T+A group); another with a combination of physical conservative treatment and adenoidectomy (P+A group); and the third with physical conservative treatment alone (P-only group).
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.
As a Perioperative Nurse at a private surgical hospital, it became apparent to me that although opioids, Fentanyl in particular, were positively associated with decreasing pain and emergence delirium in children undergoing myringotomy (with or without grommet insertion), Fentanyl was also associated with increased incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in these children.
In all cases, a myringotomy operation (with placement of a ventilation tube) was carried out.
In the absence of CC, Luc's abscess can be easily treated by limited surgical procedures either by pus drainage through an incision in the superior part of the external auditory meatus or through retroauricular incision combined with myringotomy and grommet insertion [7, 8].
In the case of patients on a ventilator or for any unconscious patient, a myringotomy is frequently performed.
Treatment for childhood CHL may involve medical and surgical management, ranging from myringotomy and ventilation tube (grommet) insertion for persistent middle-ear effusions, tympanomastoidectomy for cholesteatoma with recon-struction of the ossicular chain, to bone-anchored hearing systems for congenital aural atresia.
AOM occurring in children who were known cases of otitis media with effusion (whether under observation or undergone myringotomy and ventilation tube placement) were excluded from the study.
She responded well to surgical drainage and mastoidectomy with myringotomy tube placement and initial parenteral therapy with vancomycin (plus ceftriaxone), and was transitioned to oral levofloxacin.
Myringotomy tubes can be placed before, during, or after cochlear implants are placed, without putting the patient or the success of the cochlear device at undue risk, according to a study of 62 children.