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Related to tympanostomy: tympanoplasty, otitis media, adenoidectomy

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·pan·os·to·my

(tim'pan-os'tŏ-mē),
An operation to make an opening in the tympanic membrane.
See also: myringotomy.
[tympano- + G. ostium, mouth]

tympanostomy

(tĭm′pə-nŏs′tə-mē)

tympanostomy

tympanostomy

ENT A surgical procedure in which small tube–popularly, a grommet–is inserted in the tympanic membrane; tympanostomy follows myringotomy–an incision in the in tympanic membrane for draining middle ear effusions typical of chronic otitis media; tympanostomy offers more disease-free time and improved hearing, at a 'cost' of otorrhea and persistent perforation of the tympanic membrane

my·rin·got·o·my

(mir'in-got'ŏ-mē)
Paracentesis of the tympanic membrane.
Synonym(s): tympanostomy, tympanotomy.
[myringo- + G. tomē, excision]
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The investigators remarked that according to one study, nearly 7% of children have tympanostomy tubes by the age of 3 years, and going to day care doubles the risk.
Peter c coyte (2001) (4), Medline institute, ontario; Canada, did a retrospective study from 1995-1997 in around 37,000 children and he concluded that performing adenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy at the time of initial insertion of tympanostomy tubes substantially reduces the likelihood of additional hospitalization and operations related to otitis media among children 2 years of age or older.
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Among Dutch children with tympanostomy tubes who developed acute otorrhea, eardrops containing an antibiotic and glucocorticoid were more effective than oral antibiotics and much more effective than observation only at clearing the otorrhea in an open-label clinical trial, investigators reported.
I was sidetracked into research early on, my interest piqued by tympanostomy tubes.