Myringotomy tube

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Case Discussion

Ear tubes, also known as tympanostomy or myringotomy tubes, are tiny cylinders placed through the ear drum to allow air into the middle ear. They are inserted in patients with repeated middle ear infections or hearing loss due to persistent middle ear fluid (tympanic effusion). 

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Case information

rID: 15910
Published: 21st Nov 2011
Last edited: 2nd Jan 2021
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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