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Timing of Tympanostomy Tube Placement and Efficacy of Palatoplasty Technique on the Resolution of Chronic Otitis Media: A Cross-sectional Analysis.

Authors
  • Brgoch, M S
  • Dodson, K M
  • Kim, T C
  • Kim, D M
  • Trivelpiece, R
  • Rhodes, J L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Eplasty
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
15
Identifiers
PMID: 26240670
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Despite its inherent limitations, this study suggests that palatal musculature reconstruction via intravelar veloplasty or reorientation via Furlow double z-plasty may improve Eustachian tube function and lower the need for tympanostomy tubes in this population. In comparison with other time points, patients who underwent initial tympanostomy tube placement at the time of palatoplasty trended toward improved chronic otitis media with effusion.

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