Otology instruments

Aural Syringing

Submitted by drtbalu on Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:35

Aural syringing:

This procedure helps in

1. Removal of wax from the ear

2. Clean up the external auditory canal fungus

3. To remove non hygroscopic ear foreign bodies

The capacity of aural syringe is about 120 ml or 4 ounces.  Aural sryinges are commonly manufactured as metal syringes which can be sterilized and reused.  Plastic disposable aural syringes are also available.

Jenson's Retractor

Submitted by drtbalu on Tue, 10/30/2018 - 02:51




This small retractor is used in mastoid surgeries commonly.  

It has three prongs of uniform size.

The retractor can be applied by turning the thrumb screw.

When used in combination with Mollison's retractor it improves exposure during mastoid surgeries.


1. Used in harvesting temporalis fascia graft

2. Used in mastoidectomy along with Mollison's retractor providing the best exposure

3. Can be used in thyroid surgeries to retract soft tissues in the neck