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A small bobbin-shaped tube used to keep open the incision made in the ear drum in the treatment of secretory otitis media. It acts as a ventilation tube by allowing the Eustachian tube to recover its normal function. The operation is now less commonly performed than 20 years ago. (See EAR, DISEASES OF; EUSTACHIAN TUBES.)

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