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Myringotomy

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termTympanoplasty
METeOR identifier:Help on this term574904
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017
Definition:Help on this term

A surgical incision of the tympanic membrane, performed to relieve pressure and release pus or fluid from the middle ear. The tympanic membrane is incised, and cultures may be taken; fluid is gently suctioned from the middle ear.

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Harris P, Nagy S, Vardaxis N (Editors) 2010. Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Profession, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition. NSW: Mosby Elsevier, page 1151.

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Closing the Gap/Child Health Check Initiative: Ear, nose and throat operation summary form DSS Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017

Ear and nose surgery cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017

Myringotomy cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017

Patient—myringotomy indicator Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017

Patient—myringotomy indicator, yes/no code N Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017

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