1750: Surgeries for Otitis Media

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1750: Surgeries for Otitis Media
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  1. What is a "Tympnaocentesis" and what is the purpose of its use for ear surgery?
    A 20-gauge spinal needle is inserted into the inferior portion of tympanic membrane.

    The aspiration of pus and fluid relieves pressure.
  2. What is "Myringotomy" and what is its surgical use for the ear?
    With insertion of the tympanostomy tubes, it provides ventilation and drainage.

    *avoid water in ear canal.
  3. What is "Tympanoplasty" and what is its purpose in ear surgery?
    It is used to reconstruct the eardrum (tym membrane) and for chronic otitis media.
  4. What is "Mastoidectomy" and what is it used for?
    Used to remove the cholesteatoma-a tumorlike mass of keratin and cholesterol in the middle ear.

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