An instrument designed for visual examination of the eardrum and the passage of the outer ear, typically having a light and a set of lenses. Also called auriscope.
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- No significant differences were found between the groups in terms of reported symptoms or a physical examination with an otoscope.
- To examine the ear, doctors use an otoscope, a small instrument similar to a flashlight, through which they can see the eardrum.
- Some might carry blood counting equipment or culture media for throat swabs, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, catheters, sterile gloves, sutures, needles, scissors, and other such essentials…
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- Children with otoscopic signs of acute inflammation were eligible for the study if they did not have symptoms of serious disease or a history of significant complications from otitis.
- No significant changes were recorded in the qualitative analysis of tympanometry results and otoscopic observations.
- The predictive ability of tympanometry was lower, however, if the otoscopic examination showed retraction or other signs of effusion, but myringotomy demonstrated the absence of middle ear fluid.
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