Diagnosis and management of the patulous eustachian tube.

  title={Diagnosis and management of the patulous eustachian tube.},
  author={Dennis Poe},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  volume={28 5},
  • Dennis Poe
  • Published 2007 in
    Otology & neurotology : official publication of…
OBJECTIVE The patulous eustachian tube (ET) seems to be caused by a longitudinal concave defect in the mucosal valve at the superior aspect of its anterolateral wall and causes troublesome autophony of one's own voice and breathing sounds. Patulous ET reconstruction was evaluated to analyze whether submucosal graft implantation to fill in the concavity within the patulous tubal valve may produce lasting relief of symptoms. STUDY DESIGN Prospective trial. SETTING Tertiary referral center… CONTINUE READING
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