Tympanic (Eardrum) draining

Ear infections are very common in children. Children between 2 and 3 years old generally suffer from ear inflammation once or twice a year.

In many cases, as we have said, the adenoids are responsible. If the middle ear is not properly ventilated it causes constant low pressure and an accumulation of liquid, which could result in significant ear inflammation or hearing loss if it stays there for weeks or months.

With short anaesthesia the secretion is eliminated by making a small cut in the eardrum and inserting a drainage tube to ensure proper ear ventilation for a couple of months. The operation is an out-patient procedure and painless.



Ear, Nose and Throat Operations for Children