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ISSN: 2641-1709

Scholarly Journal of Otolaryngology

Research Article(ISSN: 2641-1709)

The Novel Tympanostomy U-Tube (TUT) Insertions: Preliminary Clinical Results of 132 insertions

Volume 3 - Issue 4

David Cohen1 and Eytan A David2*

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    • 1Department of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel
    • 2Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Canada

    *Corresponding author: Eytan A David, Clinical Instructor, Attending Otologist, Neurotologist, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Received: December 13, 2019;   Published: January 09, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/SJO.2020.03.000169

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Sixty-five subjects between 0.9 and 84 years old underwent 132 tympanostomy tube (TT) insertions using the novel Tympanostomy U-Tube (TUT). The follow-up of these cases concentrated on the performance and side effects of these tubes, including insertion time, crusting around the tubes, clogging, granulation formation, and residual perforation following removal/ extrusion. Residual perforation occurred in 4 ears (3%). Two of these patients were noncompliant with suggested follow up and returned to clinic at 18 months post insertion. Preliminary results are compared to what is known from the literature about other TTs. Conclusions: preliminary results of the TUTs suggest an improved, long-term TT that has the qualities of easy insertion, stability, and painless removal. Painless removal via a novel deployment mechanism makes it ideal for short-term use especially in children, due to the qualities of stability, drainage patency, and decrease in lumen clogging.

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