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July 1957

Direct AdenoidectomyIII. Results

Author Affiliations

Topeka, Kan.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1957;66(1):26-34. doi:10.1001/archotol.1957.03830250030003

Results of direct adenoidectomy in 36 cases of conduction hearing impairment in children were reported by L. K. Guggenheim1 13 years ago. No similar report has appeared in the subsequent literature, although the surgical principle of complete adenoidectomy under direct vision in such cases has gained wide acceptance. Since the value of any treatment for the alleviation of deafness is measured only by results, it would seem no less worth while to record the effects of adenoid surgery performed by various techniques than the results of fenestrations, stapedolyses, x-ray, radium treatment, etc.

The purpose of the present communication is to report a series of 30 cases. Twenty-one of these are pediatric. Upon 14 of these I performed the first tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (Group I cases). Seven are cases of adenoidectomy revision (Group II cases). Unlike L. K. Guggenheim's material, this series also includes some adults and adolescents, nine in

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