Recovery of eustachian tube function and hearing outcome in patients with cleft palate.

@article{Smith1994RecoveryOE,
  title={Recovery of eustachian tube function and hearing outcome in patients with cleft palate.},
  author={Timothy L Smith and D C DiRuggiero and Kim R. Jones},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={423-9}
}
Eustachian tube dysfunction is a nearly universal complication of cleft palate, resulting in chronic ear disease and conductive hearing loss. Cleft palate repair is thought to result in recovery of eustachian tube function, but the length of time between repair and recovery of eustachian tube function is not known. Furthermore, the efficacy of tympanostomy tubes in the treatment of eustachian tube dysfunction and hearing sequelae has not been examined in a systematic way. To answer these… CONTINUE READING

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