Site of eustachian tube dysfunction in patients with otitis media with effusion.

Abstract

This study was conducted to identify an exact site of ventilatory dysfunction within the eustachian tube among patients with otitis media with effusion (OME). Using 10 adults with OME, a fine polyethylene tube with a small pore at its tip was inserted into the eustachian tube via its pharyngeal orifice. Negative middle ear pressure was applied through a… (More)

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