Definition of Myringotomy

1. Noun. Surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear).




Definition of Myringotomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical procedure of making a tiny incision in the eardrum, to relieve pressure caused by the excessive buildup of fluid, or to drain pus. ¹

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Literary usage of Myringotomy

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1. Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children: Clinical Practice Guideline by Sylvan E. Stool (1998)
"Bilateral myringotomy with insertion of tympanostomy tubes is the most frequently ... myringotomy with Tubes Recommendation: myringotomy with or without ..."

2. Diseases of the Ear by Philip D. Kerrison (1921)
"myringotomy; INCISION OF THE DRUM MEMBRANE; PARACENTESIS. THERE is probably no one surgical procedure which has been the means of saving a larger number of ..."

3. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1919)
"She consulted a nose and throat specialist in one of the dispensaries and had a submucous nasal operation, then a myringotomy on the right side, ..."

4. Essentials of the Diseases of the Ear: Arranged in the Form of Questions and by Edward Baldwin Gleason (1902)
"For what purpose is myringotomy performed ? For the evacuation of fluids from the cavity of the tympanum or as an exploratory incision to determine the ..."

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