Eustachian tube


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Synonyms for Eustachian tube

either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx

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OP0201 is being developed as a potential first-in-class treatment option for otitis media, which is often caused by Eustachian tube dysfunction.
Nasal surgery and eustachian tube function: Effects on middle ear ventilation.
A middle ear inflammation with or without infection, OM is often caused by Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) and affects 700 million adults and children every year in the US, with over half of the cases occurring in children under five years of age.
The eustachian tube is the body's natural mechanism for clearing/ equalizing air pressure.
Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) may manifest itself as a chronic condition or a temporary/intermittent problem arising due to external or internal challenges, such as ambient barometric changes or illnesses and conditions, that affect its function [3].
Unlike in the existing literature, we performed both tympanometry and Eustachian tube function tests and separately evaluated the ears by classifying them as the affected side and contralateral side in our study.
Balloon dilation of the cartilaginous portion of the eustachian tube. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014;151(1):125-30.
But upper respiratory tract infections can cause the Eustachian tubes to become congested, which means fluids will remain trapped in the middle ear.
Celine cancelled three weeks of performances from March 27 to April 18 in order to have surgery to correct a condition known as Patulous Eustachian tube, which causes hearing irregularities and makes it extremely difficult to sing.
A statement has been released via Celine Dion's Official Facebook page saying that she has been dealing with an ear condition, described as Patulous Eustachian tube, which "causes hearing irregularities and makes it extremely difficult to sing."
The pathogenesis of middle ear CG can be explained using the classic obstruction-vacuum theory caused by negative middle ear pressure.[1] The Eustachian tube (ET) plays a decisive role in influencing the gas exchange and maintaining the ventilation and pressure of the middle ear.
The importance of Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) as it relates to the pathogenesis of middle ear disease and cholesteatoma cannot be overstated.
Failure to do so resulted in palatal and Eustachian tube dysfunction.
The effect of infection or inflammation in middle ear, nose or nasopharynx reflects Eustachian tube, so a knowledge of anatomy and physiology of it is necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment of the diseases.
It's called this because the middle ear and eustachian tube fill up with a gungy, glue-like fluid.