Balloon catheter dilatation of Eustachian tube: a preliminary study.

  title={Balloon catheter dilatation of Eustachian tube: a preliminary study.},
  author={Peter J. Catalano and Sashikanth Jonnalagadda and Vivian M Yu},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  volume={33 9},
OBJECTIVE Eustachian tube dysfunction is a common problem and transnasal endoscopic balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube (ET) is a new surgical technique. The goal of this study is to review the evolution of this novel technique and study the preliminary outcomes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Balloon catheter dilation of the 100 Eustachian tubes in 70 adults was performed at a tertiary medical center from January 2009 to January 2011. A 5-mm sinus balloon catheter was endoscopically placed… CONTINUE READING
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