Feasibility and Safety of Transtympanic Balloon Dilatation of Eustachian Tube.

  title={Feasibility and Safety of Transtympanic Balloon Dilatation of Eustachian Tube.},
  author={Mustafa Kapadia and Muaaz Tarabichi},
  journal={Otology \& Neurotology},
OBJECTIVE Assess safety and feasibility of transtympanic dilatation of proximal (tympanic-end) of the cartilaginous segment of the Eustachian tube in patients undergoing surgery for chronic ear disease. STUDY DESIGN Case series. SETTING Tertiary care hospital. SUBJECT AND METHODS We reviewed the charts of 40 consecutive patients undergoing chronic ear surgery in our practice with manometric evidence of obstruction who underwent attempted transtympanic dilatation of proximal (tympanic-end… 

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