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Device tympanostomy tube delivery product with drug
Definition Intended to place a tympanostomy tube across the tympanic membrane under local anesthesia.
Physical State This product is comprised of a tympanostomy tube, tympanostomy tube delivery system, anesthesia drug, and an iontophoretic local anesthesia delivery system. This product includes a mechanical device that rapidly creates a myringotomy and places the tympanostomy tube across the tympanic membrane after the anesthetic drug numbs the tympanic membrane.
Technical Method A local anesthetic system delivers anesthetic drug and electric current to provide sufficient anesthesia to place a tympanostomy tube. A tympanostomy tube delivery device is then used to rapidly place the tympanostomy tube across the tympanic membrane.
Target Area Tympanic membrane
Review Panel Ear Nose & Throat
Product CodeQJA
Premarket Review Ophthalmic, Anesthesia, Respiratory, ENT and Dental Devices (OHT1)
Division of Dental and ENT Devices (DHT1B)
Submission Type PMA
Device Class 3
Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) TPLC Product Code Report
GMP Exempt? No
Summary Malfunction
Implanted Device? Yes
Life-Sustain/Support Device? No
Third Party Review Not Third Party Eligible