What is tympanostomy tube Otorrhea?

Tympanostomy tube otorrhea (TTO) may occur immediately after tube insertion from an existing infection in the middle ear (acute otitis media [AOM]) or later with subsequent middle ear infections or infectious processes in the ear canal.

What is Otorrhea in the ear?

DEFINITION. Otorrhea means drainage of liquid from the ear. Otorrhea results from external ear canal pathology or middle ear disease with tympanic membrane perforation.

What causes Otorrhea?

Many things can cause fluid to drain from the ear. Most commonly, it occurs with swimmer’s ear or when an ear infection leads to a perforated eardrum (with or without middle ear infection). Head injury can cause leaking of cerebrospinal fluid (the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord).

What is the purpose of a tympanostomy tube?

Tympanostomy tubes This opening enables drainage of the middle ear, allows air to flow into the middle ear and prevents the buildup of fluids behind the eardrum. An ear tube is usually made of metal or plastic.

When are tympanostomy tubes needed?

Tympanostomy tubes should be offered for children who have recurrent AOM with effusion in one or both ears at the time of assessment for tube candidacy. Effusion helps to confirm AOM, which can be difficult to accurately diagnose, and persistent effusion suggests underlying eustachian tube dysfunction.

How is Otorrhea treated?

Treatment of otorrhea is aimed at eradicating bacterial infection and reducing the duration and severity of symptoms. Therapeutic options include oral antibiotics and antibiotic eardrops with or without glucocorticoids.

What are the types of Otorrhea?

Essentially there are five types of otorrhea: (a) clear, (b) bloody, (c) serous, (d) mucoid and (e) purulent, the most common of which being the purulent one.

What is Otorrhea Wikipedia?

Otitis media#Otorrhea: infected drainage from the middle ear.

How is a tympanostomy performed?

A tympanostomy is a surgical procedure during which a surgical opening is made in the eardrum, or tympanic membrane, in order to promote drainage of infected fluid from the middle ear and ear tubes are surgically implanted into the eardrum to promote ongoing drainage.

What are the types of otorrhea?

How do you clean otorrhea?

Most of the time, otorrhea can be treated with antibiotic ear drops. If your child has had ear tubes placed, your ENT doctor will likely prescribe ear drops for you to have on hand in case they begin to have drainage.