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The effect of adenoid hypertrophy on hearing thresholds in children with otitis media with effusion.

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Summary of "The effect of adenoid hypertrophy on hearing thresholds in children with otitis media with effusion."

Otitis media with effusion is common middle ear mucosa disease that can cause hearing loss in children. Adenoid hypertrophy can cause recurrent acute otitis media in addition to otitis media with effusion as a result of eustachian tube dysfunction and primary infection focus. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of adenoid hypertrophy on the hearing threshold in children suffering from otitis media with effusion.

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Name: International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
ISSN: 1872-8464
Pages: 116-119

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