To tube or not to tube: indications for myringotomy with tube placement

  title={To tube or not to tube: indications for myringotomy with tube placement},
  author={N. Smith and J. Greinwald},
  journal={Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery},
  • N. Smith, J. Greinwald
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Purpose of reviewTo examine the current indications for myringotomy with tube placement. Recent findingsIn 2004, revised clinical practice guidelines for otitis media with effusion (OME) and acute otitis media (AOM) were published. Because of the rate of spontaneous resolution of otitis in children, these guidelines suggest more ‘watchful waiting’ in both disease processes. Recent literature has recommended an even longer observation period in children with OME of up to 9–18 months. In adults… Expand
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