Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Mar;32(5):383-385
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the Affiliated Hospital of Guilin Medical College, Guilin, 541001, China.
This study aims to the comparative study of AT+A (adenoidectomy with acupuncture) and AT+T (adenoidectomy with tympanonstomy tube) to monitor and compare the therapeutic effect and prognosis of secretory otitis media in children. The study make a summary and give the clinical suggestions as well.We collected and analyzed 280 outpatients of children secretory otitis media from March 2015 to March 2016.Among them,172 cases took the adenoidectomy with acupuncture and 108 cases took the adenoidectomy with tympanonstomy tube. This research used the therapeutic effect indicators,middle ear effusion time and one year follow-up to evaluate the pros and cons of two surgery methods in different areas.The patients of both groups had relatively good therapeutic effect which promoted with time. There were no significant difference between AT+A and AT+T in tympanic membrane. While AT+T group acted better than AT+A group in pure tone average and tympanum figure. The middle ear effusion time of AT+T group was significantly shorter than AT+A group. In one year follow-up, there were no difference in hearing loss between two groups.But AT+T group performed better in recurrence rate, infection rate and total rate.Since the adenoidectomy with tympanonstomy tube method has a lot of advantages over adenoidectomy with acupuncture,it's better to use AT+T in severechildren secretory otitis media when situation is available.