Which invasive procedures may be performed in the diagnosis of myringitis?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: John Schweinfurth, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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See the list below:

  • Gentle cleaning of the EAC

  • Irrigation of the EAC for removal of the debris (may be contraindicated if the status of the TM is unknown)

  • Tympanocentesis: A small puncture is made in the TM with a needle to permit entry into the middle ear. This procedure permits culture and identification of the offending agent in situations in which this information is vital.

  • Myringotomy: In cases of AOM, myringotomy and removal of fluid prevents bursting of the TM when it bulges. It contributes to faster relief of systems, and the resulting incision usually heals quickly.

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