A Prototype 3D Printed Suction Port Adapter for a Wireless Otoendoscope

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v39i1.2185

Keywords:

3D printing, cerumen, suction adapter, wireless otoendoscopy, otoscopy

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Objective: To design and fabricate a suction port adapter to use various sizes of suction cannulas
with a wireless otoendoscope enabling ear cleaning under endoscopic guidance demonstrated using an ear examination simulator.

Methods:
Design: Instrument Innovation
Setting: Tertiary Private Training Hospital
Patient: Ear Examination Simulator

Results: The fabricated suction port adapters were able to hold the wireless otoendoscope and suction cannulas together, allowing simultaneous inspection of the ear canal and suctioning of ear canal debris using the Ear Examination Simulator

Conclusion: Our prototype 3D-printed suction port adapters for a wireless otoendoscope may
improve ear cleaning by enhancing the accuracy of suctioning debris and decreasing duration
since they hold the suction cannulas in place under endoscopic guidance. They may aid ENT
physicians in easier visualization and simultaneous ear cleaning of patients and improve ear
cleaning techniques and times, especially among less experienced physicians, but actual clinical
trials are needed to confirm this.

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Published

2024-05-28

How to Cite

1.
Garcia MC, Amable JPM. A Prototype 3D Printed Suction Port Adapter for a Wireless Otoendoscope. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2024 May 28 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];39(1):44. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/2185