Tympanostomy tube

What is Tympanostomy tube?

A tympanostomy tub is a small tube inserted into the eardrum in order to keep the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of time, and to prevent the accumulation of fluid in the middle ear.

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Hi I had grommets inserted in both ears 8 weeks ago and have suffered ever since. I had them inserted because of eustachian tube malfunction. Since...

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Grommet is inserted into the middle ear in order to relieve the negative pressure induced in the ear following blockage of...

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About 1 year ago my ent put tubes in my eardrums - due to hearing loss. Shortly after that my ears started draining constantly. It is clear mucus...

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1. The Middle Ear behind the eardrum is always moist with normal secretions which drain into the nose via...

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sir my son is 11 year. he is having aso titer positive(800). he had undergone surgery for tonsilitis and before 12 months he had ear tube inserted...

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Hi... he could be suffering from an allergic respiratory problem. 5 weeks of cough could be multi triggered wheeze as it is coming without fever....

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