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Incidence of Perforation With T Tubes

Incidence of Perforation With T Tubes This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Two consecutive presentations at the recent meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology in San Diego, Calif, addressed the incidence of complications associated with the use of long-term, T-type tympanostomy tubes. Drs Bruce Matt and Robin Cotton, Cincinnati, Ohio, reported a 13.6% incidence of persistent perforations among 140 ears treated with T tubes. Two patients developed cholesteatomas. In a separate study, Drs Robert Miller, Robert Meyers, and James Campbell, Chicago, Ill, reported similar results among 160 ears treated with T tubes. Of patients in the Chicago study, 18.9% developed persistent perforations and 4 patients developed cholesteatomas. The authors of both studies recommended caution in the use of long-term, T-type tympanostomy tubes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery American Medical Association

Incidence of Perforation With T Tubes

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1989 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0886-4470
eISSN
1538-361X
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1989.01860360015004
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Two consecutive presentations at the recent meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology in San Diego, Calif, addressed the incidence of complications associated with the use of long-term, T-type tympanostomy tubes. Drs Bruce Matt and Robin Cotton, Cincinnati, Ohio, reported a 13.6% incidence of persistent perforations among 140 ears treated with T tubes. Two patients developed cholesteatomas. In a separate study, Drs Robert Miller, Robert Meyers, and James Campbell, Chicago, Ill, reported similar results among 160 ears treated with T tubes. Of patients in the Chicago study, 18.9% developed persistent perforations and 4 patients developed cholesteatomas. The authors of both studies recommended caution in the use of long-term, T-type tympanostomy tubes.

Journal

Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1989

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