Effect of surgical alterations of the tensor veli palatini muscle on eustachian tube function.

@article{Cantekin1980EffectOS,
  title={Effect of surgical alterations of the tensor veli palatini muscle on eustachian tube function.},
  author={Erdem I. Cantekin and David B. Phillips and William J. Doyle and Charles D. Bluestone and K K Kimes},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology. Supplement},
  year={1980},
  volume={89 3 Pt 2},
  pages={47-53}
}
Previous studies in humans have indicated that functional obstruction of the eustachian tube (ET) is an important factor in the pathogenesis of otitis media with effusion (OME). This type of obstruction appears to be related to the structural properties of the tube, or to an inefficient active tubal opening mechanism, or both. In this study, functional ET obstruction was created in 22 rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) by surgically altering the tensor veli palatini (TVP) muscle using three… CONTINUE READING

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