Assessment of eustachian tube function in tympanoplasty.

@article{Prasad2009AssessmentOE,
  title={Assessment of eustachian tube function in tympanoplasty.},
  author={Kishore Chandra Prasad and Mahesh Chandra Hegde and Sampath Chandra Prasad and Hari Meyappan},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={140 6},
  pages={889-93}
}
OBJECTIVE A clinically useful test for eustachian tube function (ETF) is still lacking. Here we plan to evaluate the mucociliary function of the ET by saccharin and methylene blue test, and compare the outcome of surgery with normal and abnormal ET functions. STUDY DESIGN Case series with planned data collection. SETTING Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University), a tertiary care center in South India. SUBJECTS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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