Surgical incision into the eardrum, to relieve pressure or drain fluid.
- A myringotomy drains the fluids and prevents the build up of fluids in the future.
- The surgical procedures were adenoidectomy, myringotomy, and tympanoplasty.
- If fluid was apparent, myringotomy was performed, and the fluid was sent for culture.
Late 19th century: from modern Latin myringa 'eardrum' + -tomy.
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