Adjuvant adenoidectomy in persistent bilateral otitis media with effusion: hearing and revision surgery outcomes through 2 years in the TARGET randomised trial

Clinical Otolaryngology, 04/10/2012

Adjuvant adenoidectomy doubles benefit from short–stay ventilation tubes by extending better hearing through the second year in children aged 3.25 to 6.75 years with persistent otitis media with effusion with at least a 20 dB HL in both ears. The duration of benefit of adenoidectomy is related to the duration of function of the type of the ventilation tubes used.

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