Pars Tensa and Pars Flaccida Retractions in Persistent Otitis Media With Effusion

  title={Pars Tensa and Pars Flaccida Retractions in Persistent Otitis Media With Effusion},
  journal={Otology \& Neurotology},
  • Published 1 May 2001
  • Medicine
  • Otology & Neurotology
Objective In children with otitis media with effusion (OME), to investigate the incidence of, and any association, between retractions of the pars tensa and pars flaccida; to assess the effect of pars tensa and pars flaccida retractions on the hearing; to investigate risk factors for retractions; and to document the natural history of such retractions over a 12-week “watchful waiting” period. Study Design Prospective, observational study. Setting Sixteen departments of otolaryngology in… 
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