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VENTILATION TUBE INSERTION UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA

Hickey, S A F.R.C.S.1,3; Buckley, J G F.R.C.S.1; O'Connor, A F Fitzgerald F.R.C.S.2

American Journal of Otology:
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Abstract

ABSTRACT: A new technique for tympanocentesis and grommet insertion using local anesthetic is described. Its routine application in suitable patients will greatly simplify the management of ventilation tube insertion in the modern health care system.

Author Information

1Registrar and Consultant; Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, University of London, England

2Consultant; Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, University of London, England.

3Reprint requests: Simon Hickey, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, St. Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH England.

© 1991, The American Journal of Otology, Inc.