'Glue ear' in perspective
Journal/Book: J R Soc Promot Health. 2000; 120: 38a St, Georges Dr, London SW1V 4BH, England. Royal Soc Of Health. 90-93.
Abstract: Contrary to common perception 'glue ear' is a vast and complex subject. It is the most common cause of hearing loss in children; its treatment is often questioned and involves utilisation of substantial health service resources. This article is aimed not only at placing the condition in perspective but also at establishing a short yet comprehensive understanding of its many aspects including aetiology and management. There is no intention, however to dwell here excessively upon its intricacies and abstrusities.
Note: Article Chopra R, Crawley Hosp, Dept Otolaryngol, Crawley, W Sussex, ENGLAND
Keyword(s): eustachian tube; glue ear; management; otitis media with effusion (OME); ventilation tubes; OTITIS-MEDIA; VESTIBULAR SYSTEM; EFFUSION; CHILDREN