Ear: Operative Terms

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  1. microsurgery
    surgery with the use of a microscope; used in procedures involving delicate tissue such as the ear
  2. myringotomy/tympanostomy
    incision into the eardrum, most often for insertion of a small metal or plastic tube to keep the meatus (canal) open, avoiding fluid buildup as that which occurs as a result of otitis media
  3. otoplasty
    surgical repair of the external ear
  4. stapedectomy
    excision of the stapes to correct otosclerosis
  5. tympanoplasty
    vein graft of a scarred tympanic membrane to improve sound conduction
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Ear: Operative Terms
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