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Grommets (Ear Tubes)

What are grommets?
Why does my child need grommets?
How are grommets inserted?
How long do grommets stay in the ear?
Does my child have to have grommets?
What are my options?
Can my child swim or fly in an airplane with grommets?
Disclaimer

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References

  1. Rosenfeld, Richard M., et al. “Clinical practice guideline: tympanostomy tubes in children.” Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery1_suppl (2013): S1-S35.
  2. Rosenfeld, Richard M., et al. “Clinical practice guideline: otitis media with effusion.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery5 (2004): S95-S118.
  3. Rosenfeld, Richard M., et al. “Clinical practice guideline: otitis media with effusion (update).” Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery1_suppl (2016): S1-S41.

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