Use of tympanostomy tubes in otitis media.

Abstract

Tympanostomy tubes (TT) are frequently employed as treatment for otitis media (OM) although there is little-clinical or experimental evidence of their efficacy. Potential detriments of TT include cost, risk of inhalation anesthesia, intraoperative complications, and tympanic membrane (TM) damage. Potential benefits include elimination of the conductive… (More)

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