Effect of certain head and neck tumors and their management on the ventilatory function of the eustachian tube.

@article{Myers1984EffectOC,
  title={Effect of certain head and neck tumors and their management on the ventilatory function of the eustachian tube.},
  author={Eugene N. Myers and Quinter Beery and Charles D. Bluestone and S R Rood and B A Sigler},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology. Supplement},
  year={1984},
  volume={114},
  pages={3-16}
}
A prospective study was carried out which tested three hypotheses: 1) certain tumors of the head and neck that originate in sites other than the nasopharynx may cause middle ear effusion; 2) middle ear effusion is a predictable sequela of radical maxillectomy as well as total or partial resection of the soft palate; and 3) middle ear effusions that follow surgery to remove head and neck lesions are due to disturbances in palatal function, specifically to tensor veli palatini muscle dysfunction… CONTINUE READING