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What is a tympanostomy?

If serous otitis media (fluid in the middle ear) persists or if your child has frequent ear infections, the doctor may suggest inserting ear tubes (tympanostomy) to establish proper functioning of the middle ear. This procedure may sound complicated, but it is a simple and usually effective procedure.

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