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Ear nose and throat surgery type recommended

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term523124
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of ear, nose and throat surgical procedure that can be recommended.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Myringoplasty (Tympanoplasty type 1)
2Myringotomy
3Adenoidectomy
4Grommets
5Exploration under anaesthetic (EUA)
6Exploration of middle ear/mastoid
7Removal of tubes
8Other procedure
Supplementary values:Help on this term
98Unknown
99Not stated/inadequately described

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

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Patient—ear nose and throat surgery type recommended, code N Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014

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