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Adenoidectomy Not More Effective with Ear Tubal Surgery

Sunday, 02 November 2008 11:59

In children younger than 2 years, concurrent adenoidectomy during the insertion of tympanostomy tubes does not seem to have a major advantage over the insertion of tympanostomy tubes alone in preventing otitis media.

Mattila PS, Joki-Erkkila VP, Kilpi T, Jokinen J et. al   Prevention of otitis media by adenoidectomy in children younger than 2 years   Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003 (Feb);   129 (2):   163-168