Results of middle ear ventilation with Goode's tubes.

  title={Results of middle ear ventilation with Goode's tubes.},
  author={M V von Schoenberg and C L Wengraf and Michael J. Gleeson},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences},
  volume={14 6},
The results of a retrospective study of the effect and outcome of middle ear ventilation by Goode's tubes are presented. 83 ears from 50 patients were analyzed both as a group and in age-related sub-groups over a mean follow-up period of 1.83 years. The mean period of ventilation by Goode's tubes before removal or extrusion was 18.4 months. The tubes became infected in 70.4% and were spontaneously extruded in 44.9% of patients. Permanent perforation of the tympanic membrane ensued in 47.5% of… CONTINUE READING

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