An alternative use of video-telescopic guidance for insertion of myringotomy tube

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The insertion of a myringotomy tube is a common ENT procedure. Traditionally, this procedure is performed under otomicroscopic view. In this paper I describe a technique using rigid endoscopy with the Hopkins rod and a video monitor as a visual aid for the insertion of myringotomy tube in older children and adults. The technique is safe and effective; it allows demonstration of the entire tympanic membrane during surgery and also enables better teaching of the procedure than does the otomicroscope.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006



  • Ear, Middle
  • Endoscopy
  • Otitis Media With Effusion
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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