August 29, 2014
Recent data show complication rates for ventilation tube insertion did not differ among children with or without cleft lip or palate, indicating treatment guidelines should not differ.
Ian Smillie, MRCS Ed, of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, Scotland, and colleagues compared 60 patients with cleft lip or palate (CLP) who underwent ventilation tube insertion with patients who underwent the same procedure but did not have CLP. Median age at time of surgery was 3.5 years. Surgeries occurred between May 2002 and October 2012.