Opaque Ear Drum

Opaque ear drum covered with an adherent ‘scale’

This video shows the removal of an adherent ‘scale’ which is composed of a mixture of macerated skin epithelium and ceruminous discharges.

There is a dogma that suggests that is the tympanic membrane is opaque, there is a good chance that there is a middle ear infection and a myringotomy should be performed to drain and flush it. However, I regularly see cases of opaque ear drums similar to the video shown above.

This video shows the end result of the removal procedure. You can see that the ear looks clearer resulting in a transparent, healthy looking ear drum.

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