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In modern medicine, tympanopuncture is a procedure to puncture the tympanic membrane in the ear in order to collect material for analysis or administer medications directly to the focus of the disease. This procedure is prescribed by an otorhinolaryngologist for certain diagnoses and is performed in a clinical setting.
Tympanopuncture of the tympanic membrane is prescribed in cases where it is necessary:
The most common reason for a puncture of the tympanic membrane is otitis media of the middle ear, which could not be cured by other methods.
During the initial examination, the doctor collects the following information necessary to eliminate the risks of complications:
Before giving an injection into the eardrum, the doctor treats the puncture site with alcohol. The procedure itself is performed under local anesthesia to relieve pain. Children can be given general anesthesia if the child is unable to remain still during surgery.
Sulfur, pus and other substances that can cause inflammation are eliminated from the ear canal. Further, the ENT installs a special funnel and punctures through it. The drug, which guarantees effective treatment of otitis media, is injected necessarily warmed up to the patient’s body temperature. Otherwise, nausea or vomiting may occur.
The needle is inserted at a short distance, about 1.5-2 mm. With the right procedure, some of the fluid should come out of the nasal passage.
An operation such as a puncture of the tympanic membrane at the Amel Dental Clinic is performed under sterile conditions and is performed by experienced otorhinolaryngologists.
The doctor makes a puncture as quickly and painlessly as possible for the patient, while effectively collecting for analysis or injecting medications. The procedure is performed using the most modern equipment; only proven and effective drugs are used for treatment.
If the patient is diagnosed with exudative otitis media, then at the beginning the inflammation is relieved and pus is removed, and only after that the doctor performs tympanopuncture, if necessary.
For young patients, the clinic has created comfortable conditions for both waiting and procedures. Experienced anesthesiologists will select an effective and safe type of pain reliever that will not cause complications.
The doctors at the Amel Clinic take full responsibility for the patient’s health both during the operation and during the recovery period after it.
Initially, the procedure is not performed on patients who have recently undergone ear surgery or who have scars or scars on the eardrum. Also, if perforated otitis media is diagnosed in children up to six months, tympanopuncture is not performed, treatment is prescribed without surgery.
After the procedure, it is forbidden to visit the bath or sauna for several days. In addition, hypothermia of the operated ear and being in a draft should not be allowed.
A repeat visit to the clinic is imperative to examine and understand the effectiveness of treatment. In cases where pain persists, you should immediately contact your doctor. Complications can occur with an incorrect puncture, in other cases, the procedure takes place without negative consequences.