Myringotomy: Ear Tubes | UVA Health - adult ear surgery

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Ear Tube Placement in Adults adult ear surgery


Ear tube surgery (myringotomy) is usually performed while the patient is under general anesthesia (put to sleep). It can also be done in adults with a local.

In adults, the most common reason for the placement of ear tubes is for Eustachian tube dysfunction (where the tube becomes clogged) as well as serous otitis.

Adults can also get ear infections, but children get them more frequently because they The actual surgery takes only about 10 to 15 minutes.

A myringotomy creates a hole in the ear drum to allow fluid that is trapped in the Injury to ear structures other than the ear drum; Need for repeat surgery.