Myringotomy with Pressure Equalization Tubes
What is Myringotomy?
Myringotomy is a procedure that involves a tiny incision in the ear drum to drain fluid and/or infection.
What are pressure equalization tubes?
Pressure equalization tubes consist of ventilation tubes, drainage tubes, tympanostomy tubes, and grommets. They are all tiny tubes placed in the hole of the incision to drain fluid away from the ear drum.
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Contact your child's doctor if your child:
Seek immediate care in the ER if:
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