Hearing thresholds and tympanic membrane sequelae in children managed medically or surgically for otitis media with effusion.

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OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term effects of ventilation tube insertion on hearing thresholds and tympanic membrane pathologic abnormalities in children with otitis media with effusion. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital, otorhinolaryngology and audiology service. PARTICIPANTS Patients aged 8 to 16 years who… (More)

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