The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Original Article

Effects of Adenoidectomy and Adenotonsillectomy on Tympanostomy Tube Reinsertion Based on Korean Population-Based National Sample Cohort Data

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea

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Research and Analysis Team, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea

J Int Adv Otol 2020; 16: 387-392
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2020.8862
Read: 50 Downloads: 21 Published: 16 October 2020

OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effects of adenoidectomy and adenotonsillectomy (AT) on tympanostomy tube (TT) reinsertion using population-based retrospective cohort data to confirm the association of adenoidectomy or AT with TT reinsertion reported in several previous studies.

MATERIALS and METHODS: This study used data from the National Health Insurance Service National Sample Cohort in Korea. We selected patients who underwent TT insertion between the ages of 0 and 9 years from 2006 to 2015. Patients were divided into the following groups: group 1, TT insertion only; group 2, TT insertion with adenoidectomy; and group 3, TT insertion with AT. The number of TT reinsertions was analyzed.

RESULTS: There were 745 patients in group 1, 115 in group 2, and 251 in group 3. There were 1,019 cases of total TT insertion and 336 of reinsertion in group 1, 169 of total TT insertion and 31 of reinsertion in group 2, and 343 of total TT insertion and 50 of reinsertion in group 3. The rates of TT reinsertion were significantly lower in groups 2 and 3 than in group 1. The risks of TT reinsertion in groups 2 and 3 were significantly lower than the risk in group 1 in both univariate and multivariate Cox regression analysis.

CONCLUSION: TT reinsertion was significantly lower in the TT insertion with adenoidectomy and TT insertion with AT groups than in the TT insertion only group. We confirmed the effects of adenoidectomy and AT on reduction of the rate of repeated TT insertion by analysis of population-based data.

Cite this article as: Jeong J, Lim H, Eo TS, Lee K, Oh J, Choi HS. Effects of Adenoidectomy and Adenotonsillectomy on Tympanostomy Tube Reinsertion Based on Korean Population-Based National Sample Cohort Data. J Int Adv Otol 2020; 16(3): 387-92.

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