myringotomy

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Related to tympanostomy: tympanoplasty, otitis media, adenoidectomy

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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In this study, clinical investigations focused on the surgical effect of an intact canal wall mastoidectomy and mastoidectomy combined with tympanostomy tube (TT) or balloon dilation eustachian tuboplasty (BDET).
Parents will be able to bring their children for common surgeries such as the insertion of tympanostomy tubes, as well tonsil and adenoid surgeries, and adults will receive first class surgical services for ear, nose, and throat procedures.
ATLANTA -- Same-day surgery for children with otitis media who need tympanostomy tubes appears to improve access and efficiency of care, according to results of a small study presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Otonomy, a United States-based biotech and biopharmaceuticals company, has commenced phase two clinical trial of Otiprio in paediatric patients with acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (AOMT), it was reported on Friday.
They include those in the areas of otology, including tympanostomy tube placement, cochlear implantation, and chronic otitis media; congenital conditions like cleft lip and palate repair, neck masses, and midline nasal masses; sinonasal surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis; tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy; and surgery of the upper aerodigestive tract, including tracheotomy, deep neck infections, and oncologic surgery.
In 1990, Paradise and colleagues, conducted a study on 42 children (5-14 years) suffering from recurrent cases of OME following insertion of tympanostomy tubes.
The five targeted interventions include antibiotics for viral upper respiratory infections, overtransfusion of red blood cells, tympanostomy tubes for middle ear effusion of brief duration, early-term non-medically indicated elective delivery, and elective percutaneous coronary intervention.
perforation or tympanostomy tube) and discharge (otorrhoea) are present.
The Study: In this study from Oulu University Central Hospital, Oulu, Finland, 300 children ten months to two years old with recurrent ear infections were assigned one of three treatments: tympanostomy tubes, tympanostomy tubes with adenoid removal, or neither treatment.
tympanostomy tube, commonly called an "ear tube") through the eardrum to create a more permanent hole that remains for weeks, months, or years before being removed.