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  • n. A myringotomy (incision in the eardrum or tympanic membrane).

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  • A 1984 study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found, "Thimerosal used to irrigate the external auditory canals in a child with tympanostomy tubes has caused severe mercury poisoning."

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  • Imaging of the temporal bone/inner ear to identify malformations, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas, or cochlear ossification; consideration of tympanostomy tube placement prior to implantation in otitis-prone children.

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  • Comprehensive immunization schedule, including all doses of PCV13 (PCV7 if PCV13 is unavailable), Hib, and meningococcal conjugate vaccine (in accordance with current recommendations); tympanostomy-tube placement in children with recurrent episodes of otitis media after cochlear implantation.

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  • Ear tubes are known by several names: tympanostomy tubes, ventilating tubes, pressure equalizing tubes or most frequently, PE tubes.

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  • The study looked at all patients in Florida who underwent one of five common outpatient procedures: carpal tunnel release, cataract excision, colonoscopy, knee arthroscopy and myringotomy with tympanostomy tube placement (a procedure to insert tubes in the ear).

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  • The tympanostomy tube, which is inserted surgically, allows drainage and ventilates the middle ear.

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  • Children who suffer from frequent bouts of otitis media or who have immune deficiencies may need to take antibiotics for an extended period of time or have a tympanostomy tube placed in the ear.

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  • "Delaying insertion of tympanostomy tubes in children with persistent middle-ear effusion does not affect their cognitive development measured at age 9 to 11, according to a randomized study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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