How are grommets inserted?

The operation is performed as a day surgery under general anaesthesia, and the whole procedure including the anaesthesia usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. The procedure is often combined with an adenoidectomy.

The operation involves 3 Stages:

Stage 1
Making an incision in the tympanic membrane - myringotomy


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Stage 2
Removal of the glue by micro-suction:

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Stage 3
Insertion of the grommet into the tympanic membrane: