An assessment of the validity of tympanometry compared to myringotomy performed under a nitrous oxide-free general anaesthetic

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To assess the validity of tympanometry as a test for the presence of middle ear effusion using a ‘gold-standard’ of myringotomy performed after a nitrous oxide-free general anaesthetic, we performed a prospective validity study comparing tympanometry traces obtained immediately pre-operatively from patients undergoing grommet insertion, with the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00405-008-0765-y

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