tympanocentesis


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myringotomy

 [mir″ing-got´ah-me]
incision of the tympanic membrane, usually performed to relieve pressure and allow drainage of serous or purulent fluid from the middle ear. Sometimes, as in the case of serous otitis media, a ventilating tube called a grommet is inserted to permit continuous ventilation and avoid a chronic middle ear problem with fluid accumulation, pain, and loss of hearing. When a simple myringotomy is done for purposes of draining purulent material resulting from recurrent suppurative otitis media, care should be taken to avoid contamination by the fluid. Eardrops may be prescribed if there is fluid in the ear. The ear should be kept dry for two weeks after the procedure, with no fluid entering the ear until the myringotomy site in the eardrum is healed.
Myringotomy and insertion of a tympanoplasty tube as treatment for otitis media. From Frazier et al., 2000.

tym·pa·no·cen·te·sis

(tim'pă-nō-sen-tē'sis),
Puncture of the tympanic membrane with a needle to aspirate middle ear fluid.
[tympano- + G. kentēsis, puncture]

tympanocentesis

/tym·pa·no·cen·te·sis/ (tim″pah-no-sen-te´sis) surgical puncture of the tympanic membrane or tympanum.

tym·pa·no·cen·te·sis

(tim'pă-nō-sen-tē'sis)
Puncture of the tympanic membrane with a needle to aspirate middle ear fluid.
[tympano- + G. kentēsis, puncture]

tympanocentesis

surgical puncture of the tympanic membrane or tympanum.
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Tympanocentesis can provide some pain relief, but the opening typically lasts only hours to days.
In the outpatient clinics (approximately one third of the patients), tympanocentesis is typically carried out in patients with recurrent or nonresponsive acute otitis media.
A total of 11,311 episodes of acute otitis media requiring tympanocentesis were recorded in the region during the study period.
Twenty-five percent (823/3,258) of the episodes occurred in children who had already undergone tympanocentesis.