Myringotomy is a surgical procedure in which a small incision is made in the eardrum (tympanic membrane). Ear tubes , or tympanostomy tubes, are small tubes open at both ends are inserted into the incision in the eardrums place until they fall out by themselves or until they are removed by a doctor. The fluid in the ear canal is suctioned out. The purpose of myringotomy is to relieve symptoms, to restore hearing , to take a sample of the fluid to examine in the laboratory in order to identify and microorganism present , or to insert ear tubes.