Currently, there are no guidelines for the management of retained tubes in asymptomatic patients. Should they be removed?
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Single visit surgery for tympanostomy tube placement offers convenience and cost savings to family members, and marketing efforts promoting this option are effective.
The palatine tonsils and adenoids are also lymphoid tissues that may help defend against infections of the upper respiratory tract, bringing into question whether tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy might hinder immune response.
Most existing studies have found that hearing impairment results in a higher prevalence of social isolation and loneliness in the pediatric population.
Pediatric otolaryngology appointments and surgical volumes have yet to return to pre-pandemic numbers.