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The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness and the safety of balloon dilatation of the cartilaginous portion of the Eustachian tube in the children presenting with relapsing exudative otitis media. A total of 15 children (22 ears) at the age from 3 to 16 years suffering from relapsing exudative otitis media over 18 months in(More)
The authors undertook the comparative analysis of the data obtained during layer-by-layer dissection and computed tomography of temporal bones from young children. It is concluded that the results of the study should be taken into consideration during surgery on the middle ear in young children.
In screening examination of 202 young children attending kindergartens, acoustic impedance audiometry has detected children (44%) with hearing problems. Endoscopic examination of the nasopharynx demonstrated that conductive hypoacusis resulted from hypertrophy of adenoid vegetations of different degree and chronic adenoiditis. These data emphasize the role(More)
The specific clinical feature of mastoidities that developed in a patient presenting with chicken pox was the rapid progress in temporal bone destruction with partial thrombosis of the sigmoid sinusis in the absence of typical manifestations of mastoiditis. The pronounced destructive changes found in a series of CT images were regarded as the indications(More)
The objective of the present study was to elucidate specific surgical anatomical features of the antrum in the children prematurely born at different gestational age. A total of 70 temporal bones from 35 newborn infants were available for the examination. The study revealed clinical and anatomical peculiarities in the antrum structure of the children(More)
Endoscopic laser surgery on lymphoid structures of the nasopharynx near the pharyngeal opening of the auditory tube was made with Lazon-10P laser in 67 children aged 3 to 14 years with documented exudative otitis media (EOM). All the children had conductive hypoacusis. Children who had tympanogram of type B and in whom otoscopy detected exudate behind the(More)
The authors report results of topographic measurement of the labyrinthine wall of the tympanic cavity using preparations of temporal bones from young children. Serial saw-cuts of the bones were made in different planes to obtain material for comprehensive assessment. It is recommended to take into consideration the results of the study for the purpose of(More)
The objective of the present study was to analyse the cases of acute otitis media complicated by mastoiditis in the children given the surgical treatment during the period from 2009 till 2012. A total of 46 patients underwent antromastoidotomy. The main clinical variants of the disease, their incidence, the age composition of the affected children, and the(More)