- surgical incision of the tympanic membrane.
Origin of myringotomy
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The chief object of paracentesis (myringotomy or simple incision) is to permit of escape of fluid from the tympanic cavity.
- Surgical puncture of the tympanic membrane, as for the removal of fluid or the drainage of pus.tympanostomy tympanotomy
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