Transtympanic eustachian tuboplasty and tolerance of stenting materials.

  title={Transtympanic eustachian tuboplasty and tolerance of stenting materials.},
  author={Janet L. Parkin and Leland P Johnson and James C. Stringham},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={91 4},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate various eustachian tube stenting materials in an attempt to develop a successful transtympanic eustachian tuboplasty technique. Eustachian tube mucosa was removed transtympanically in 40 feline ears. Ten ears were used as controls. Polyethylene, Silastic, and polyurethane stents were placed in 30 ears, 10 ears with… CONTINUE READING