Laser-assisted myringotomy combined with adenoidectomy in children: Preliminary results

P. Garin, M. Remacle

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Laser-assisted myringotomy combined with adenoidectomy in children : preliminary results. Adenoidectomy and CO2 laser-assisted myringotomy were performed on 26 children (52 ears) diagnosed with adenoid hypertrophy and chronic otitis media with effusion. The age ranged between 2-15. The CO2 laser and a micromanipulator were adapted on the operating microscope. Repeated pulses of focused laser beam were fired in a roselike fashion in order to create a 2-mm round perforation in the antero-inferior quadrant of the eardrum. Three months after surgery, the tympanic membrane was perfectly healed. There were two cases of recurrence of middle ear fluid. There was no adverse effect and hearing results were good. We discuss the significance of these preliminary results and emphasize the need for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalActa Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica
Volume53
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Adenoidectomy
Tympanic Membrane
Gas Lasers
Lasers
Adenoids
Otitis Media with Effusion
Middle Ear
Hypertrophy
Hearing
Ear
Recurrence
Research

Keywords

  • Hearing
  • Laser-assisted surgery
  • Myringotomy
  • Serous otitis media
  • Tympanosclerosis

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Laser-assisted myringotomy combined with adenoidectomy in children : Preliminary results. / Garin, P.; Remacle, M.

In: Acta Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica, Vol. 53, No. 2, 01.06.1999, p. 105-108.

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