Tubal opening and closing ability in unilateral middle ear disease.

  title={Tubal opening and closing ability in unilateral middle ear disease.},
  author={Bengt Magnuson},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={2 3},
Eustachian tube function tests were performed simultaneously in both ears of 29 patients with strictly unilateral middle ear disease. In 15 of the patients eustachian tube closing failure was evidenced by sniff-induced negative pressure in one or both middle ears. The results of the pressure equalization test showed that there was no conclusive difference between the abilities of healthy and diseased ears to equalize pressure. The forced opening test indicated that the diseased ears had less… CONTINUE READING

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