Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “EAR CRAFT“ to remember about the Triggers for Otitis Media
E – Eradicate Tubes: Timely placement of Tympanostomy Tubes to drain fluid and relieve pressure.
A – Adenoidectomy: Removal of adenoids to improve ventilation and reduce recurrent infections.
R – Reconstruction: Surgical reconstruction of the eardrum or middle ear structures if damaged.
C – Canalplasty: Widening of the ear canal to enhance drainage and access during surgery.
R – Round Window Occlusion: Surgical closure or sealing of the round window to manage inner ear complications.
A – Allograft: Utilizing allograft materials for grafting in tympanoplasty procedures.
F – Fascia Graft: Employing fascia from the patient’s own body for reconstructive purposes.
T – Tympanoplasty: Surgical repair of the tympanic membrane to restore hearing.