Ear nose and throat surgery type recommended
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014|
|Definition:||A code set representing the type of ear, nose and throat surgical procedure that can be recommended.|
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Myringoplasty (Tympanoplasty type 1)
Repair of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) when the ossicular chain is intact.
CODE 2 Myringotomy
A surgical procedure in which a tiny incision is created in the eardrum to relieve pressure caused by excessive build-up of fluid, or to drain pus from the middle ear.
CODE 3 Adenoidectomy
The surgical removal of the adenoids for reasons which include impaired breathing through the nose, chronic infections, or recurrent earaches.
CODE 4 Grommets
Where a small, plastic tube is inserted through the eardrum into the middle ear to assist in preventing infection.
CODE 5 Exploration under anaesthetic (EUA)
An examination of the ear is done when the patient is under general anaesthetic as a diagnosis could not be confirmed through a consultation with a health care professional.
CODE 6 Exploration of middle ear/mastoid
Is used to ascertain the health condition of the ear by drilling through the bone behind the ear which enables access to the middle ear and eardrum.
CODE 7 Removal of tubes
Is the removal of the small, plastic tube which was inserted through the eardrum to assist in preventing infection.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Patient—ear nose and throat surgery type recommended, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014