The glomus tympanicum: a middle ear chemoreceptor?

  title={The glomus tympanicum: a middle ear chemoreceptor?},
  author={T J Rockley and Michael Hawke},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={18 7},
Negative pressure in the middle ear has been identified as an important factor in the pathogenesis of middle ear disease. Unfortunately, to date, the physiological mechanisms that control middle ear pressure are poorly understood. Recent interest has focused on the possible role of carotid body-like tissue in the middle ear (the glomus tympanicum) as a… CONTINUE READING