Learn about the surgical placement of synthetic ear tubes (also called tympanostomy tubes, ventilation tubes, or grommets) in adults.
Tympanostomy tubes, or "tubes, are a method of creating a perforation in the tympanic membrane (ear drum). Although the technique of.
Ear tube surgery (myringotomy) is usually performed while the patient is under general anesthesia (put to sleep). It can also be done in adults with a local.
If your child gets frequent infections or fluid build-up in his middle ear, your doctor may recommend ear tubes. Some adults might need them.
Adults can also get ear infections, but children get them more frequently because they have smaller eustachian tubes that are more likely to.