The effect of palate repair on otitis media with effusion.

@article{Robinson1992TheEO,
  title={The effect of palate repair on otitis media with effusion.},
  author={Philip J. Robinson and S D Lodge and Barry M. Jones and Crayton C. Walker and Henry R Grant},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={640-5}
}
Cleft palate in children is very frequently associated with otitis media with effusion. In this prospective study of 150 cleft palate children aged between 2 and 18 months, the prevalence of otitis media with effusion at myringotomy before palate repair was 92 percent. Otoscopic and tympanometric follow-up assessments for 140 children indicate that there is minimal improvement in middle ear status after palate repair. The condition is persistent in 70 percent of children up to 4 years of age… CONTINUE READING

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