Useof a Ventilation Tube and Recurrent Otitis Media in Child Age

Authors: I. Šlapák;  P. Horník;  J. Macháč;  M. Máchalová;  A. Fryčková **;  V. Chrobok *;  J. Vokurka *;  I. Hybášek *
Authors‘ workplace: Dětská ORL klinika FN, Brno - Černá Pole, přednosta doc. MUDr. I. Šlapák, CSc. ORL klinika LF UK a FN, Hradec Králové, přednosta doc. MUDr. J. Vokurka, CSc. *Dětská ORL ambulance, Brno - Pekařská ul. **
Published in: Otorinolaryng. a Foniat. /Prague/, , 1999, No. 3, pp. 143-146.


Recurrent otitis is characterized by recurrent inflammations of the middle ear andis defined as three or more acute episodes within six months or four or more per year. At thepaediatric ENT Clinic in Brno, at the ENT Clinic in Hradec Králové and at the paediatric out-patientENT department in Brno a prospective study of children with recurrent otitis was made whic hincluded in the course of three years a total of 103 patients, mean age 3.7 years. On average thesechildren suffered during the past six months from 4.39 attacks of otitis. In all children a ventilationtube (VT) was inserted and in 62 % at the same time adenotomy was performed. The mean periodfor which the VT was inserted was 248 days. The final evaluation of the group revealed substantialreduction of the number of acute attacks of otitis and 80 % of the children were cured or improved.The authors discuss problems of other alternatives of treatment and complications.

Key words:
children, recurrent otitis, ventilation tube.

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