Myringotomy; Tympanostomy; Ear tube surgery
Definition of Ear tube insertion
Ear tube insertion is the placement of tubes through the eardrums. It is done to help the fluid behind the eardrums to drain so that the ears can function normally, or to reduce the risk of recurrent ear infections.
David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. – 4/18/2010