Myringotomy - A Basic Introduction
As president of Port Huron Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Dr. Frank Brettschneider offers treatment for childhood ear infections. Additionally, Dr. Frank Brettschneider is experienced in myringotomy, a procedure for treating chronic ear infections.

The most common surgical procedure performed on the ear, myringotomy also stands out as the most common operation for children under the age of 2. Surgeons typically perform this procedure on children between the ages of 1 and 3, when the ear's natural drainage system is shorter and prone to the collection of fluid. Approximately 1 million children per year undergo the procedure.

Typically recommended for children who are susceptible to frequent ear infections, myringotomy creates a small hole in the middle ear. The surgeon is also likely to place small tubes into this opening, thus allowing fluid to drain out of the ear and air to flow inward. This in turn reduces the likelihood of ear infections, while reducing the risk of hearing loss and associated speech delay. Meanwhile, the child typically experiences a reduction in pressure and pain in the ear.
Myringotomy - A Basic Introduction
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