• Long-term evaluation of the effect of middle ear effusion on the vestibular system in children

    One year ago - By International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

    Otitis media with effusion is one of the most common clinical conditions in childhood. Fluid accumulation in the middle ear may impact inner ear.
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  • The prevalence and impact of otitis media with effusion in children admitted for adeno-tonsillectomy at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa

    One year ago - By International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

    Otitis media with effusion is a leading cause of acquired hearing loss in children worldwide. However, previous South African studies have consistently reported the local paediatric OME prevalence to be lower than typically published in international literature. Furthermore, no South African studies have investigated OME in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of OME in children admitted for adeno-tonsillectomy at our institution in Pretoria, South Africa.
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