The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- the surgical management of OME in children younger than 12 years
- guidance for managing OME in children with Down's syndrome and in children with all types of cleft palate.
It does not specifically look at the management of OME in:
- children with other syndromes (for example, craniofacial dysmorphism or polysaccharide storage disease)
- children with multiple complex needs.