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over 285 order codes, addressing otology, rhinology, laryngology and sinus surgery

For forty years, 'Exmoor' aural ventilation tubes have been used around the world.

Today, they are routinely used in many famous teaching hospitals - and some fifty countries - their wide popularity testifying to their:

  • high quality
  • low prices
  • reliable delivery

Every 'Exmoor' micro-surgical device is individually inspected to ensure that it is fit for your use.

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The 'Exmoor' range includes most popular patterns - and several unique designs.......

Shepards Drains
Available in a choice of materials and sizes, these popular patterns typically afford ventilation for some five to eight months.

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.101 Wire PTFE White 1.14 2.36 2.36 1.42 2.41
E.102 None PTFE White 1.14 2.36 2.36 1.42 2.41
E.103 Wire PTFE White 0.97 2.08 2.08 1.42 2.41
E.104 None PTFE White 0.97 2.08 2.08 1.42 2.41
E.1001 Wire PTFE White 1.14 2.36 2.36 1.42 2.41
E.1002 None PTFE White 1.14 2.36 2.36 1.42 2.41
E.1003 Wire PTFE White 0.97 2.08 2.08 1.42 2.41
E.1004 None PTFE White 0.97 2.08 2.08 1.42 2.41
E.31 Tab HDPE White 0.97 2.08 2.08 1.42 2.41

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Collar Buttons
The symmetry of these devices is inspired by sound engineering principles, this common feature being expressed in differing forms to address a variety of applications, where short-term ventilation is indicated of, say, seven to nine months.

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.106 None PTFE White 1.14 2.24 2.24 1.27 1.78
E.107 None PTFE White 1.14 3.0 3.0 1.27 1.78
E.108 None PTFE White 1.4 2.55 2.55 0.85 1.35
E.109 None PTFE White 1.75 2.85 2.85 0.95 1.46
E.1006 None PTFE White 1.14 2.24 2.24 1.27 1.78
E.1007 None PTFE White 1.14 3.0 3.0 1.27 1.78
E.1008 None PTFE White 1.4 2.55 2.55 0.85 1.35
E.1009 None PTFE White 1.75 2.85 2.85 0.95 1.46

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Reuter Bobbins
The shortness of these tubes means that they are highly unlikely to abrade the mucous membrane of the middle ear, which might cause the lumen to become blocked with a blood clot or serum. The unusually wide flanges extend the period of patency, especially when fenestrated, so that tissues of the tympanic membrane may penetrate them to act as stabilizing dowels. For medium-term ventilation, say, twelve to thirteen months.

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.110 Holes PTFE White 1.14 2.54 2.54 0.76 1.52
E.111 No Holes PTFE White 1.14 2.54 2.54 0.76 1.52
E.1010 Holes PTFE White 1.14 2.54 2.54 0.76 1.52
E.1011 No Holes PTFE White 1.14 2.54 2.54 0.76 1.52

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Titanium Grommets
Thin, wide flanges and a short inter-flange distance, characterize this light-weight product, as a Reuter Bobbin, which is particularly suited to Downs Syndrome patients.

Developed for: Mr. H. Burns, FRCS, Dublin, Eire (E.58) and Mr. P. Grimaldi, FRCS, Isle of Wight (E.58a)

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.58 None TI Silver 1.35 2.75 2.75 0.95 1.13
E.58a None TI Silver 1.25 2.75 2.75 0.95 1.3

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Jain Vent Tube
A new optimised design, being a small device for better visualisation, with an internal lumen diameter of 1mm, which is suitable for both adults and children!
The angled tab of the outer flange allows a secure and firm grasp, presenting the grommet at the correct angle providing good visibility of the inner flange and making insertion easy and quick even in narrow and tortuous canals. For medium-term ventilation, say, twelve to twenty four months.

Developed for: Dr. Parmod Jain, Poole, Dorset, UK

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.64 Bevelled Outer Flange HDPE Blue 1.0 3.0 3.0 1.5 3.55

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Shah Ventilation Tubes
This popular pattern affords medium-term ventilation of the middle ear cleft. Its design facilitates insertion through the myringotomy incision and aids retention of the tube, especially if the inner flange points to the head of the malleus. Its duration in situ is typically fifteen to eighteen months.

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.115 Wire PTFE White 1.14 3.61 2.59 1.42 2.41
E.116 None PTFE White 1.14 3.61 2.59 1.42 2.41
E.1015 Wire PTFE White 1.14 3.61 2.59 1.42 2.41
E.1016 None PTFE White 1.14 3.61 2.59 1.42 2.41

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Reddy Grommet
The unique Reddy Grommet has been used widely for several years. It offers the advantage of a unique grasping feature, which enables the tube to be presented to the incision in the correct orientation. This small tube reduces the risk of tympanosclerosis, while its design assures medium-term ventilation, say, thirteen to fifteen months, especially if the inner flange is pointed towards the head of the malleus.

Developed for: Mr. T. N. Reddy, FRCS, Stafford, UK

 

 
O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.32 Grasping HDPE Blue 1.0 3.3 3.0 1.2 2.43

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Addenbrooke's/Owa (User Friendly)
This medium-term tube is designed particularly to facilitate handling. It is expected to remain in situ for some fifteen to eighteen months.

Developed for: Mr. A. Owa, FRCS, Cambridge, UK

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.60 Mirror Image Flanges HDPE Blue 1.0 3.0 3.0 1.5 2.0

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Bel-Air Ventilation Tube - U.S. Patent No. 5,389,088
This tube:

  • is narrow at one point only, so less likely to be blocked with exudate
  • affords good visibility of the middle ear cleft
  • is easy to insert
  • remains patent for approximately two years

Developed for: Prof. M. Hageman, Haarlem, The Netherlands

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.59 Bell Shape HDPE White 1.05 2.95 2.95 1.45 1.65

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Shah Permavent
The bevelled flange is intended to be cut to the shape best suited to the clinical characteristics presented. The absence of an outer flange aids retention and clinical studies show that this long-term tube which, if deliberately removed, is unlikely to leave a perforation in the tympanum. This tube will ventilate the middle ear for approximately three years.

 

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.61 Bevelled Flange SR Blue 1.14 5.2 - - 6.0

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Cylindrical Ventilation Tubes
The 'Exmoor' Cylindrical Ventilation Tubes have been designed with only one flange to prolong ventilation. They are sometimes chosen when permanent ventilation is indicated.

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.112 None PTFE White 0.97 2.34 - - 7.11
E.113 None PTFE White 1.14 2.45 - - 7.11
E.1012 None PTFE White 0.97 2.34 - - 7.11
E.1013 None PTFE White 1.14 2.45 - - 7.11

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Exmoor T-Tubes
The absence of an external flange makes premeture extrusion less likely while, being soft and flexible, these tubes are easily shortened to the required size and removal can be readily accomplished, if necessary, by gentle traction. These are long-term ventilation tubes and, in order to minimise the possibility of a residual perforation, they should be deliberately removed.

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.51 Full Length SR Blue 1.14 8.2 - - 12.5
E.52 Reduced Length SR Blue 1.14 8.2 - - 6.0
E.57 Long Wings SR Blue 1.14 9.5 - - 12.5

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Donaldson Grommet
This soft silicone product is available in both regular pattern and with a tab to aid insertion. The compressibility of these tubes permits insertion with minimal tympanic trauma. They resume their shapes when released in situ and the design makes for good retention, typically twelve to thirteen months.

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.53 None SR Blue 1.1 2.25 2.25 0.76 2.25
E.54 Tab SR Blue 1.1 2.25 2.25 0.76 2.25
E.153 None SR Blue 1.1 2.25 2.25 0.76 2.25
E.154 Tab SR Blue 1.1 2.25 2.25 0.76 2.25

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Shah Mini Grommet
The Shah Mini Grommet is small enough to be positioned in the anterosuperior quadrant, even via narrow external ear canals. Its size and shape facilitate insertion with minimal trauma. It is appropriate to the treatment of severe 'glue ear' or to maintain equal pressure across a new tympanic graft.
Clinical studies suggest that, if the inner flange is orientated to point towards the head of the malleus, this tube will remain patent typically for five months and, if used as the tube of first choice in cases of otitis media with effusion, a substantial majority would require no further surgical intervention and resultant tympanosclerosis would be minimal.

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.114 None PTFE White 0.85 2.3 1.92 1.0 1.52
E.1014 None PTFE White 0.85 2.3 1.92 1.0 1.52

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

Tiny T-Tube
The Tiny T-Tube will remain patent typically for twelve to fourteen months and is intended to extend the period of ventilation to young ears, with minimal scarring of the tympanum.

O/Code Feature Material Colour A B C D E
E.56 None SR Blue 0.75 7.5 - - 5.7

A: Lumen mm B: Inner Flange mm C: Outer Flange mm D: Inter-Flange mm E: Total Length mm

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Regular Pack

O/Code Description Qty
E.1001 Shepards Drain (with wire) 5
E.1002 Shepards Drain (without wire) 5
E.1003 Shepards Drain (with wire) 5
E.1004 Shepards Drain (without wire) 5
E.1006 Collar Button 5
E.1007 Collar Button 5
E.1008 Collar Button 5
E.1009 Collar Button 5
E.1010 Reuter Bobbin 5
E.1011 Reuter Bobbin (without flange holes) 5
E.1012 Cylindrical Ventilation Tube 5
E.1013 Cylindrical Ventilation Tube 5
E.1014 Shah Mini Tube 5
E.1015 Shah Ventilation Tube (with wire) 5
E.1016 Shah Ventilation Tube (without wire) 5

Pouch Pack

O/Code Description Qty
E.101 Shepards Drain (with wire) 25
E.102 Shepards Drain (without wire) 25
E.103 Shepards Drain (with wire) 25
E.104 Shepards Drain (without wire) 25
E.106 Collar Button 25
E.107 Collar Button 25
E.108 Collar Button 25
E.109 Collar Button 25
E.110 Reuter Bobbin 25
E.111 Reuter Bobbin (without flange holes) 25
E.112 Cylindrical Ventilation Tube 25
E.113 Cylindrical Ventilation Tube 25
E.114 Shah Mini Tube 25
E.115 Shah Ventilation Tube (with wire) 25
E.116 Shah Ventilation Tube (without wire) 25
E.153 Donaldson Grommet 25
E.154 Donaldson Grommet (with tab) 25

Gamma Pack

O/Code Description Qty
E.59 Bel-Air Grommet 25
E.64 Jain Vent Tube 25
E.31 Exmoor Shepards Drain (moulded tail) 10
E.32 Reddy Grommet 10
E.51 Exmoor T-Tube (full length) 10
E.52 Exmoor T-Tube (reduced length) 10
E.53 Donaldson Grommet 10
E.54 Donaldson Grommet (with tab) 10
E.56 Exmoor Tiny T-Tube 10
E.57 Exmoor T-Tube (long wings) 10
E.58 BurnsTitanium Grommet 10
E.58a Grimaldi Titanium Grommet 10
E.60 Addenbrooke's Owa 10
E.61 Shah Permavent 10