Ear Tubes (cont.)
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Synonyms and Keywords
Ear tubes, myringotomy, myringotomy tubes, tympanostomy tubes, ear infection, ear pain, ear drainage, otorrhea, Eustachian tubes, otitis media
Authors and Editors
Author: John D Donaldson, MD, FRCS(C), FAAP, FACS, Medical Director, Florida Children's Trust, Children's Hosp SW Florida
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
References: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, "Doctor, Please Explain Ear Tubes." Children's Hospital of Omaha, "Myringotomy Tubes."
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2008
John D Donaldson, MD, FRCS(C), FAAP, FACS
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Middle ear and eustachian tube inflammation are common denominators in various clinical conditions, namely, acute otitis media (AOM), chronic otitis media with effusion (COME), and eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD).