Ear tube; placed by opening a hole in the eardrum; They are small cylindrical tubes with a channel in the middle.
There are ones made of Teflon, plastic or metal.
Otorhinolaryngology Specialists usually use this method in cases such as:
Middle ear fluids that do not heal spontaneously or with medical treatment
In recurrent middle ear infections
In collapses in the eardrum
Baro traumas during flight or diving
In diseases such as Down Syndrome where the eustachian tube or eardrum does not develop correctly
In “Ear Tube” surgeries where General Anesthesia is applied in children and local anesthesia in adults; Through the external auditory canal, the ear is entered with a microscope and the eardrum is drawn. After the fluid accumulated in the middle ear is withdrawn from the opened scratch, the tube is placed inside the scratch with one end in the outer ear and the other in the middle ear.
In patients who have a tube inserted for the first time, tubes that are removed by the body after 6-9 months are generally preferred. In the control examination, if the tube is not placed in the outer ear at the end of 1 year, it is removed by the doctor with a mild anesthesia.
Longer tubes that cannot be easily removed by the body are preferred in repeated tube applications. These tubes remain in the ear as long as the doctor prescribes, and they are removed again with anesthesia.