Sequelae of otitis media with effusion among children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate.

@article{Sheahan2002SequelaeOO,
  title={Sequelae of otitis media with effusion among children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate.},
  author={Patrick Sheahan and Alexander W Blayney and Jerome N Sheahan and Michael J. Earley},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={494-500}
}
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is common among children with cleft palate, and may lead to such long-term consequences as hearing loss, tympanic membrane retraction, and chronic otitis media (COM). In total, 104 children with cleft lip and/or palate treated for OME at our institution were reviewed. Mean duration of follow-up was 6.9 years, and mean age at latest follow-up was 9.6 years. The incidence of COM was 19%, and the incidence of cholesteatoma was 1.9%. Ears showing such long-term… CONTINUE READING