Adenoidectomy and Chronic Otitis Media

Jack L. Paradise, Charles D. Bluestone, George A. Gates, Christine A. Avery, Thomas J. Prihoda, J. C. Cooper

Resultado de la investigación: Letterrevisión exhaustiva

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To the Editor: Dr. Gates and his colleagues have contributed valuable data in support of the limited effectiveness of adenoidectomy and of tympanostomy-tube placement in certain children with persistent middle-ear effusion.1 The findings bear directly on two common clinical decisions: which operation to choose if surgery of some sort is deemed advisable for middle-ear effusion, and what circumstances justify surgical intervention of any sort. The authors' discussion of these issues prompts our comments. The authors believe that adenoidectomy is justified “as part of the primary surgical therapy” in children such as those they studied, because the outcomes were generally better.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)1470-1471
Número de páginas2
PublicaciónNew England Journal of Medicine
EstadoPublished - jun 2 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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