How to use Myringotomy in a sentence

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  • Myringotomy is a surgical procedure in which a small incision is made in the eardrum (the tympanic membrane), usually in both ears.

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  • Ear tubes, or tympanostomy tubes, are small tubes open at both ends that are inserted into the incisions in the eardrums during a myringotomy.

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  • Myringotomy is the recommended treatment if the condition lasts four to six months.

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  • Myringotomy with or without the insertion of ear tubes is not recommended as the initial treatment for otherwise healthy children with middle ear inflammation with effusion.

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  • Myringotomy with insertion of ear tubes becomes an option when medical treatment does not stop the effusion after three months in a child who is one to three years old, is otherwise healthy, and has hearing loss in both ears.

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  • If the effusion lasts for four to six months, myringotomy with insertion of ear tubes may be recommended.

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  • Ear tubes can be inserted into the incision during a myringotomy and left there.

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  • Parents often report that children talk better, hear better, are less irritable, sleep better, and behave better after myringotomy with the insertion of ear tubes.

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  • Most primary care physicians prefer to refer children who need a myringotomy and tube placement to an otolaryngologist.

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  • Carbon dioxide lasers may also be used to perform the myringotomy.

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  • Laser-assisted myringotomy can be performed in a doctor's office with only a local anesthetic.

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  • A child scheduled for a myringotomy should not have food or water for four to six hours before being given anesthesia.

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  • The use of antimicrobial drops after a myringotomy is controversial.

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  • As many as 30 percent of children undergoing myringotomy with insertion of ear tubes need to undergo another procedure within five years.

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  • A tympanostomy tube is small tube made of metal or plastic that is inserted during myringotomy to ventilate the middle ear.

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  • In some cases, the doctor may decide to rupture the membrane on purpose, making an incision (myringotomy) that relives pressure, reduces pain, and allows the infection to drain.

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  • However, a procedure called myringotomy or tympanostomy may be used for recurrent acute otitis media or secretory otitis media that persists for several months.

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  • Myringotomy is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia.

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  • Following a myringotomy hearing in the affected ear usually returns to normal, often within a few days.

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  • The child has had a myringotomy or ear tube placement.

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  • The hole created by the myringotomy generally heals itself in about a week.

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  • In 2002 a new minimally invasive procedure was introduced that uses a laser to perform the myringotomy.

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  • It can be performed in the doctor's office and heals more rapidly than the standard myringotomy.

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  • In some cases, the physician may decide that the placement of tubes during the myringotomy is recommended.

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  • It is a procedure generally reserved for those children who have recurrent otitis media after myringotomy tubes are extruded.

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