Myringotomy with or without Tubes

By: Central ENT Consultants, P.C.  07/17/2014
Keywords: Hearing Test, Ear Nose & Throat, Hearing Technology

Myringotomy with or without placement of ear tubes are the most common ear operation. Myringotomy is an incision in the ear drum, usually about 1/16th to 1/8th inch long. Middle ear fluid and infected material can be suctioned from the middle ear through this opening. The opening usually heals within a few days. Often, this is not long enough for the ear problem to resolve. When it is necessary to maintain the opening longer, a tube must be inserted into the opening. Most tubes will stay in the eardrum and maintain the desired opening for 6 - 12 months, and then extrude (come out of the eardrum) spontaneously. Early rejection will occasionally occur. Ear tubes can be placed using either local or general anesthesia. Hearing is often dramatically improved immediately after the procedure. This operation is performed to relieve one or more of the following problems: - Recurrent ear infections - Ear infection not responsive to medical management - Persistent middle ear fluid with hearing loss - Persistent vacuum in the middle ear causing ear drum damage

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