• The results of surgery in 75 ears in patients over 60 years of age affected by chronic otitis media were compared with the results of surgery in 693 ears in patients under 60 years of age affected by chronic otitis media. Results in the elderly patients were found to be as good as those in the younger patients. No severe complications of surgery occurred in the patients over 60 years of age. The authors recommend that surgery should be undertaken on ears of elderly patients affected by chronic otitis media on the basis of the same indications as in younger patients.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:509-510)
Vartiainen E, Karjalainen S. Surgery in Elderly Patients With Chronic Otitis Media. Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(8):509–510. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800100057006
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