Pneumatic otoscopy is a procedure useful in evaluating the mobility of tympanic membranes in the ears. Tympanic membrane is termed in short as TM. Mobility in tympanic membranes may happen due to the pressure changes inside the ears. Pneumatic otoscopy can be done using an instrument called pneumatic otoscope. This instrument also consists of a lens in the head portion with a light attached with a rubber bulb attachment. Sometimes due to the accumulation of water-like material inside the ears, the mobility of the tympanic membrane is affected. This can be visualized easily using pneumatic otoscopy instrument.
Video Otoscopy: In video otoscopy procedure, a video monitor is attached to the otoscope instrument and the images of the ear is visually monitored at the same time while testing the ears. Video otoscopy is termed in short as VO. External and middle ears and tympanic membranes can be examined in the computer monitor.
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