In cases ofaccumulated fluid in the middle ear, a patient has to undergo Myringotomy to remove the fluid. It is an outpatient procedure and takes half an hour to one hour; It is not necessary for the patient to get admitted to the hospital.
How does the fluid gets accumulated in the ear?
There is no particular reason for the accumulation of the fluid. Any kind of infection or dysfunctional ear tube can be the cause of the fluid to not drain or pass through the tympanic membrane.
What is the procedure?
The procedure is small and does not require an Operation Theatre. The fluid is cleared by inserting tympanostomy tube to clear the middle ear from any fluid. The procedure is conducted under local anaesthesia for adults. General anaesthesia is opted in case of children.
How much time does it take to heal?
The patient can immediately go home after the procedure but proper medication and care is required to heal the area. It usually takes 2-3 weeks to fully heal the wound. The tube is also removed after 6-12 months.
Benefits of Myringotomy
Myringoplasty is a minor procedure and will benefit you in getting rid of any fluid formation in ear. It will also reduce and eliminate pain. The procedure also helps in preventing the ear from any further infection.