Late ear sequelae in cleft palate patients.

@article{Gordon1988LateES,
  title={Late ear sequelae in cleft palate patients.},
  author={Ashley Shade Gordon and Francette Jean-Louis and RandallP. Morton},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={1988},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          149-56
        }
}
This retrospective study looks at the incidence and nature of ear disease in 50 adolescent patients who had cleft palates repaired in infancy. Half of these patients had a history of grommet insertion. We found that most patients had normal hearing (81%) and middle-ear pressures (86%), although about half had tympanic membrane abnormalities. Grommet insertion did not result in better long-term hearing in this study but was strongly associated with tympanosclerosis. Cleft type did not influence… CONTINUE READING
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