Presentation #13, final one! Defining Abbreviations
Pressure equalizing tube
Abbreviation: PE tube
Pressure equalizing tubes are placed in the cases that present with frequent acute otitis media, early hearing loss due to otitis media, poor response to antibiotics for otitis media. Usually occur in children. http:// www.petube.org/Hbw/pdf/TeachingHandoutPEtubes.pdf
2 types of PE tubes available, which is placed is determined by your EENT and patient’s needs.