The fine surface view of the human adult eustachian tube.

@article{Hiraide1983TheFS,
  title={The fine surface view of the human adult eustachian tube.},
  author={Fumihisa Hiraide and Traci Endo Inouye},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1983},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={
          149-57
        }
}
The distribution pattern of ciliated cells and goblet cells in the mucosa of the normal adult human eustachian tube has been determined by means of SEM. In general, the density of the ciliated cells decreased from the pharyngeal to the tympanic orifice, and from the tubal floor to its roof. Most ciliated cells possessed about 100-200 cilia, and the average length of the cilia was approximately 8 mu. It is interesting to note that their number and length had a tendency to diminish towards the… CONTINUE READING
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