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Tympanostomy tube

Summary Information: Tympanostomy tube

Tympanostomy tube: A tympanostomy tube is a plastic tube that is placed into a small cut in the eardrum (tympanic membrane) to drain fluid from the middle ear in patients with recurrent ear infections and/or hearing loss due to persistent ear infections (otitis media). The tubes are made of silicone or other plastics.

Diseases Related To Medical Device: Tympanostomy tube

These diseases are related to the medical device Tympanostomy tube:

  • Hearing loss
  • Recurrent and persistent ear infections
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction/inflammation

Other Names For Tympanostomy tube

  • Ear tube

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