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Ear tube insertion - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy


The eardrum (tympanic membrane) separates the ear canal from the middle ear.

Review Date 8/5/2015

Updated by: Sumana Jothi MD, Specialist in Laryngology, Clinical Instructor UCSF Otolaryngology, NCHCS VA, SFVA, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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