Review decision date: February 2014

Review decision: 

Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list.

Next review date: TBC

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.

This guideline was previously called surgical management of otitis media with effusion in children.

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