How to use Tympanostomy in a sentence

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  • It is also called myringocentesis, tympanotomy, tympanostomy, or paracentesis of the tympanic membrane.

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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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  • 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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  • Rarely, a small hole may remain in the eardrum after a pressure-equalizing tube (tympanostomy tube) falls out or is removed by a doctor.

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  • Tympanostomy tube insertion can also cause perforation.

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  • Sometimes the doctor may lance a bulging eardrum and place a tympanostomy tube in it to relieve pain and pressure and allow the ear infection to drain before spontaneous rupture occurs.

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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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