Functional eustachian tube obstruction and otitis media in a primate model. A review.

@article{Doyle1984FunctionalET,
  title={Functional eustachian tube obstruction and otitis media in a primate model. A review.},
  author={William J. Doyle},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum},
  year={1984},
  volume={414},
  pages={52-7}
}
In most infants and children with chronic otitis media with effusion, an inability to dilate the Eustachian tube actively has been documented. This functional tubal obstruction has been suggested to underlie the development of the disease. To test this possibility a variety of models using the Rhesus monkey were developed. The normal tubal dilatory system was impaired, resulting in sterile otitis media with effusion. The duration and nature of the disease was shown to be dependent on the… CONTINUE READING