This retrospective study shows a significant correlation between middle ear fluid and sinusitis in children. Sinus films were obtained on 70% of 166 consecutive patients receiving myringotomy and tubes. Antral irrigations were performed when radiographic findings of sinus disease were present. The need to evaluate sinus disease in children requiring indwelling ventilation tubes is stressed.
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