How safe and effective are surgical treatments for patulous Eustachian tube (PET)?
Background: PET can result in multiple symptoms, including voice autophony, breathing autophony, and aural fullness. Possible etiologies include peritubal fat tissue atrophy, venous tone loss of the pterygoid venous plexus, and peritubal musculature dysfunction. Although PET is a well-recognized pathologic entity, standardized treatment algorithms, most of which aim to narrow or close the ET pharyngeal orifice, have yet to be established.
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Study design: Retrospective review of 14 studies comprising a total of 226 patients (253 ears), published between 1960 and 2014.
Setting: MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and Cochrane databases.| | | Next → | Single Page