Use of Siegel’s speculum during ear examination provides all except: [AIPGMEE – 2005]
- Assessment of the movement of T.M
- Removal of foreign body from the ear
- As applicator of powdered antibiotics for ear
1) Siegel’s pneumatic speculum has a window with lens for magnification and a rubber bulb, for application of positive pressure or negative pressure (suction) on the tympanic membrane. It can fit into the ear canal to make an air tight chamber.
- Magnification x2
- Assessment of mobility of the Tympanic membrane
- To Differentiate perforation from pocket
- To introduce topical medicine into the ear
- To perform fistula test for vestibular function
- To elicit Browne’s sign in glomus tumour
- To increase canal pressure in Gelle’s test.