Myringotomy and Tympanostomy Tube (Ear Tube) Placement

This video demonstrates the required instruments, appropriate set-up, relevant anatomy, and procedural steps for ear tube placement.

Sarah Maurrasse, MD; Erik Waldman, MD

Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Myringotomy and tympanostomy tube placement
Middle ear effusions Recurrent acute otitis media Eustachian tube dysfunction Mastoiditis
Ear speculum Suction Curette Myringotomy knife Ear tube Alligator Pick Microscope
External auditory canal Tympanic membrane Annulus Umbo
Bleeding Otorrhea Occluded ear tube Tympanosclerosis Retained tube Persistent tympanic membrane perforation Need for additional surgery
Thank you to Vidal Maurrasse for providing voiceover.

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