laser myringotomy

laser myringotomy

ENT A procedure for treating serous otitis media by lasering a hole in the tympanic membrane–myringotomy without inserting ventilation tubes; the opening allows drainage and endoscopic evaluation of the middle ear; it remains open for wks, followed by spontaneous and complete healing of the tympanic membrane; LM is done in a physician's office (surgery for the Brits) under local anesthesia on Pts > age 6. See Myringotomy.
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They performed adenoidectomy with tube insertion in cases of mucous secretion in middle ear and laser myringotomy with adenoidectomy in serous secretion in middle ear.
The fads of laser tonsillectomy and laser myringotomy have come and, hopefully, gone.
Middle ear surgery: Laser assisted stapedectomy and Laser CO2 Laser myringotomy Fig 2: Improvement of nasal stuffiness among different groups of patients immediately post-operatively.
He says, "Laser myringotomy is an accepted clinical procedure whose utility has not been completely proven or demonstrated.
A unique product for laser myringotomy has been developed by Reliant Technologies, Inc., Foster City, Calif.
(22) Likewise, in 2004, D'eredita reported that mitomycin C was no more effective than placebo during diode laser myringotomy on both ears in 15 children.
(21) In his study of diode laser myringotomy, D'eredita used a concentration of 4.0 mg/ml.
Contact diode laser myringotomy and mitomycin C in children.
Topical use of mitomycin C in laser myringotomy: An experimental study in rats.
Potential of laser myringotomy. It might be possible to improve some of the technical aspects of laser-assisted myringotomy.
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