What myringotomy means?

What myringotomy means?

Myringotomy is a surgical procedure of the eardrum or tympanic membrane. The procedure is performed by making a small incision with a myringotomy knife through the layers of tympanic membrane (see the image below).

What is the difference between myringotomy and Tympanocentesis?

Tympanocentesis and myringotomy are two direct means of determining the presence of ME fluid. Both tympanocentesis and myringotomy are invasive procedures. Tympanocentesis is the aspiration of ME fluid. Myringotomy involves incising the TM to allow drainage.

What is Petrositis?

Petrositis most often refers to infection of the petrous portion of the temporal bone, the bone in the skull that surrounds the ear. This infection goes deep to the inner ear. It is sometimes associated with otitis media (a middle ear infection).

What is another name for myringotomy?

Nomenclature. The words myringotomy, tympanotomy, tympanostomy, and tympanocentesis overlap in meaning. The first two are always synonymous, and the third is often used synonymously. The core idea with each is cutting a hole in the eardrum to allow fluid to pass through it.

What is the difference between myringotomy and tympanotomy?

Myringotomy is a surgical procedure that involves creating a small incision in the eardrum to relieve pressure or drain pus from the middle ear. In many cases, tympanostomy tubes will be placed to allow fluid to pass through the ear canal into the middle ear.

What do red ear drums mean?

Dark red indicates a recent trauma or blood behind the TM. A dark pink or lighter red TM is consistent with AOM or hyperemia of the TM caused by crying, coughing, or nose blowing. The color of the eardrum is less important diagnostically than its position and mobility.

What is mee ear?

As further evidence, ligation of the eustachian tube in animals invariably leads to the formation of a persistent middle ear effusion (MEE). Once the acute inflammation and bacterial infection have resolved, a failure of the middle ear clearance mechanism allows middle ear effusion to persist.