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A comparative review of outcomes of triune grommets at 1-2 years post insertion.
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  • Tammie MacFie,
  • Gemma Oades,
  • Frances Rowat,
  • Gaurav Kataria,
  • Shadaba Ahmed
Tammie MacFie
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
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Gemma Oades
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
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Frances Rowat
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
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Gaurav Kataria
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
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Shadaba Ahmed
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
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Abstract

• NICE recommend that children with persistent bilateral otitis media with effusion (OME) documented over a 3-month period and associated hearing impairment should be considered for surgical intervention. • Treatment of OME often requires repeated tubulation of the tympanic membrane if the grommets are extruded before the disease of the middle ear has remitted. • Triune tubes appear to remain in situ and functional for longer than the standard ventilation tubes. • Use of triune grommets may reduce need for repeated tubulation of the tympanic membrane. • Complications from infection or recurrent effusion were similar, regardless of type of grommet used.