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Correlation between otitis media and craniofacial morphology in adults

December 1, 2007  |  Renata C. Di Francesco, MD, PhD, Perboyre Lacerda Sampaio, MD, PhD, and Ricardo Ferreira Bento, MD, PhD


We conducted a comparison study to determine if the development of otitis media in adults is correlated with craniofacial morphology. Our study population was made up of 66 adults, aged 18 to 40 years; 32 of these patients had otitis media and 34 did not. All subjects underwent...

Is IV access necessary for myringotomy with tubes?

November 1, 2007  |  Arthur H. Allen, DO


A retrospective chart review was conducted at a community-based hospital to determine whether intravenous access is necessary during the performance of myringotomy with tube insertion. The study included 50 pediatric patients divided equally into 2 groups: group 1, who did not...

Myringostapediopexy after tympanomastoidectomy

September 1, 2007  |  Matthew Taljebini, MD; Eric P. Wilkinson, MD; Jose N. Fayad, MD

A 53-year-old man presented with chronic otitis media in the right ear and a cholesteatoma in the right ear. Audiometric testing revealed a high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in both ears and a mixed hearing loss in the right ear.

A comparison of outcomes following tympanostomy tube placement or conservative measures for management of otitis media with effusion

September 1, 2007  |  Svetlana Diacova, MD; Thomas J. McDonald, MD
We obtained the charts of 183 patients (197 ears) who had undergone surgery for chronic otitis media (COM), and...


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