Letters Paediatric ENT surgery

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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7302 (Published 20 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7302

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  1. Des Spence, general practitioner1
  1. 1Maryhill Health Centre, Glasgow G20 9DR, UK
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

Considering otitis media with effusion, let’s accept that there is a 7-9 dB benefit from grommet surgery, but that this benefit is not sustained much beyond six months.1 2 3 4 The question is: does this transient increase in hearing affect outcomes? A recent Cochrane review found no effect on language, speech, behaviour, cognitive …

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