Comparison of the anatomy of the eustachian tube in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) and man: implications for physiologic modeling.


The primate nasopharynx-eustachian tube-middle ear complex is being used to model both the normal and pathologic functions of the human eustachian tube by several researchers. An extensive search of the literature has indicated little detailed information on the primate eustachian tube/middle ear system. This study was undertaken to define the anatomical… (More)


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