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The instrument is not unlike a fine aural forceps, with the essential difference that the cutting blades are confined to the ends of the instrument and are directed outward facing away from each other. The instrument is inserted through the most conspicuous bulging of the drum membrane, and then the blades are opened.
The advantage over the use of the knife is that one is always assured of adequacy of the incision no matter at what point the instrument enters the drum membrane. This instrument provides greater safety and efficiency than the knife in paracentesis because of better control in its manipulation. The instrument is manufactured by Pfau's American Instrument Company, 2 East Twenty-Third Street, New York.
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BECKER BM. MYRINGOTOMY SCISSORS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;16(5):720. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.00630040733008
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