Cross-hatching: a novel technique for Eustachian tuboplasty. Preliminary report.

  title={Cross-hatching: a novel technique for Eustachian tuboplasty. Preliminary report.},
  author={Carlos Emilio Franco Yanez},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={142 5},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate laser-assisted cross-hatching technique for treatment of patients with Eustachian tube dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, institutional review board-approved surgical trial. SETTING Tertiary care medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 25 patients with Eustachian tube dysfunction underwent laser Eustachian tuboplasty with cross-hatching technique (CHT). Surgery involved use of the argon laser to cross-hatch the posterior cushion to modify the curvature of… CONTINUE READING

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