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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 1, Issue 3, Part C (2015)

Role of eustachian tube dysfunction in adult’s middle ear diseases

Role of eustachian tube dysfunction in adult’s middle ear diseases

Author(s)
Dr. G Ramesh
Abstract
Introduction: Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is linked to multiple middle ear complications and is a main factor in the development of chronic otitis media. It also contributes to problems after surgery for otitis media with tympanic membrane perforation. Accurate identification of eustachian tube dysfunction is crucial for understanding the development of chronic otitis media. The present study seeks to assess the eustachian tube function in people suffering from middle ear problems.
Material and Methods: A total of eighty cases and eighty control individuals who were age and gender matched were chosen from the age range of twenty-two to fifty years old. Both the pre- and post-operative histories were documented, and a comprehensive ear examination and tympanometry were performed. The Valsalva test, nasopharyngoscopy, and pneumatic otoscopy were used in order to assess the functionality of the auditory tubes. The Williams test was used to evaluate the intact tympanic membrane, whereas the Toynbee test was used to evaluate the perforated tympanic membrane.
Results: Postoperative assessment of eustachian tube function by Toynbee’s test for 19 cases with failed tympanoplasty showed normal ET function in 5 cases, 8 cases had partial and 6 cases had gross ET dysfunction. Postoperative assessment ET function by William’s test showed 4 cases among 19 cases had partial ET dysfunction and 01 cases had gross ET dysfunction.
Conclusion: Eustachian tube function is essential for middle ear surgery success. In most remaining CP patients, ET dysfunction was partial or extensive. Before surgery, tubal dysfunction patients should be assessed for underlying reasons and treated to improve tympanoplasty success.
Pages: 206-208  |  41 Views  14 Downloads


International Journal of Applied Research
How to cite this article:
Dr. G Ramesh. Role of eustachian tube dysfunction in adult’s middle ear diseases. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(3):206-208.
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