auditory tube

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  • noun

Synonyms for auditory tube

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

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Pharyngeal opening of auditory tube were studied in the 50 specimens.
The auditory tube plays an important role in the ventilation of the middle ear.
On available literature search, it reveals that very few research workers worked on morphometry of auditory tube and its clinical importance.
The medial portion refers to that part of the auditory tube which connects to the cartilaginous part [3,4].
The three main functions of the auditory tube are: middle ear ventilation, protection and drainage.
The function of the auditory tube plays an important role in the etiology of otitis [10].
There are several routes of infection that can potentially lead to otitis media and interna, including extension of otitis externa through the tympanic membrane, aspiration of pharyngeal contents through the auditory tube, and hematogenous spread and extension of infection through the pneumatic bones.
Hypertrophic tonsils and adenoids, however, may lead to infection of the air passages around the nose and may affect the auditory tube, causing ear infections.
Maxillary constriction combined with malfunction of the auditory tubes may cause a negative middle-ear pressure.
The functional status of the auditory tube has been correlated to the pneumatization of the mastoid air cells by some authors (Pakira et al.
Auditory tube function (Figs 1a and 1b): 34 cases (68%) had a patent tube and 16 cases (32%) had a blocked tube as assessed by endoscopy.
27 NATURE, Baptiste and Canadian colleagues propose new evidence for one of the more novel notions of what horses use instead of a rete: guttural pouches, or lumpy sacs of auditory tubes around the internal carotid arteries.