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An Overview of Patulous Eustachian Tube
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms and FDA Advice
Eustachian Tube Surgery The connection between the middle ear and the nasopharynx is the Eustachian tube. The modern name of this Eustachian tube is Pharyngotympanic tube medically. This tube forms a part of the middle ear. The main function of the Eustachian tube is to aerate the middle ear making sure that the pressure in the middle ear is intact. It also drains the collected fluids, discharge, and infection from the middle ear. Small muscles that are located in theback of the throat and palate regulate the opening and closing of this Eustachian tube.
Eustachian tube dysfunction
Each person experienced an unpleasant sensation of congestion of the ear during a flight or in rhinorrhea, which is caused by dysfunction of the Eustachian tube ET. People with persistent ET dysfunction live with this sensation for months and years. Most of the pathological conditions of the middle ear, leading to socially significant hearing loss, and the main reasons for failures in hearing-improving operations are associated with persistent ET dysfunction. The effectiveness of various methods of treating this pathology, despite their large quantity, still remains doubtful due to the lack of clear criteria and golden standard for diagnosis, indications for specific methods and long-term results of treatment. According to the aim of the study a diagnostic and treatment algorithm was developed for persistent ET dysfunction in adults and children.
Last Updated: December 31, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Payam Daneshrad, MD. With over 19 years of experience, Dr.