Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2017 Apr 4;95:45-50. Epub 2017 Feb 4.
Department of Otolaryngology, Ajou University School of Medicine, 164, World cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, 443-380, Republic of Korea; Bk21 Plus Research Center for Biomedical Sciences, Ajou University Graduate School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
Objective: The study was designed to evaluate the outcomes of early surgical intervention, and to suggest the accurate operation time and surgical strategies.
Methods: A total of 190 cases (144 patients) of PAS excision were classified into 2 groups according to their time of surgery; early intervention group (n = 53), and non-early intervention group (n = 137). Early intervention was defined as excision performed within 3 weeks from their first hospital visit, and after acute infection control, surgical removal was followed regardless of their infection status. Read More