Long-term effects of ventilation tubes for persistent otitis media with effusion in children

A.G.M. Schilder, E. Hak, H. Straatman, G.A. Zielhuis, W.H.J. Van Bon, P. Van Den Broek

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    The otological, auditory and developmental effects of treatment with ventilation tubes were studied in a sample of 7-8-year-old Dutch children screened for otitis media with effusion (OME) serially at preschool age. Children treated with ventilation tubes were matched retrospectively for OME history, sex, and age with children who were not treated surgically. At the age of 7-8, abnormalities of the tympanic membrane were more prevalent in treated than in untreated ears. No significant differences were found in middle ear function and hearing in both groups. Some positive effects of early surgical intervention on specific developmental measures were found.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)423-429
    Aantal pagina's7
    TijdschriftClinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
    Nummer van het tijdschrift5
    StatusPublished - okt-1997

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