n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : grommets

Volume 22, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... MORE ABOUT 273 K LEHMANN, BSc (Agric), MB ChB, MMed (L et O) Consultant: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tygerberg Academic Hospital and University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg Ventilation tubes, more commonly known as grommets, were introduced in 1954 by Armstrong1 and have transformed the surgical management of certain middle ear conditions. Insertion of ventilation tubes remains one of the most likely reasons why a small child will require general anaesthesia. 2 Therefore it is important to know what ventilation tubes are, the indications for using them, and how to manage a patient with these tubes. Introduction ..

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