Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Nasal surgery and eustachian tube function: effects on middle ear ventilation.
Clin Otolaryngol. 2005 Oct; 30(5):409-13.CO

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To investigate the effect of nasal obstruction surgery on eustachian tube function and middle ear ventilation.

DESIGN

Prospective study.

SETTING

University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome.

PARTICIPANTS

Forty consecutive patients who underwent nasal surgery were evaluated for middle ear ventilation and tubal function.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Pre- and postoperative Valsalva and Toynbee tubal function tests, tympanometry and ear fullness sensation were evaluated for both ears of each patient.

RESULTS

Results of postoperative tubal function tests were significantly better than preoperative ones (90% versus 46%; P<0.001). No significant difference in tympanometric values was found. The majority (95%) of the patients reported a postoperative improvement of ear fullness sensation compared with preoperative (25%; P<0.001).

CONCLUSIONS

Surgery for chronic nasal obstruction significantly improves clinical tubal function but 1-month postoperative tympanometric findings remain almost the same.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology, Interdisciplinary Center for Biomedical Research (CIR), University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16232243

Citation

Salvinelli, F, et al. "Nasal Surgery and Eustachian Tube Function: Effects On Middle Ear Ventilation." Clinical Otolaryngology : Official Journal of ENT-UK ; Official Journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery, vol. 30, no. 5, 2005, pp. 409-13.
Salvinelli F, Casale M, Greco F, et al. Nasal surgery and eustachian tube function: effects on middle ear ventilation. Clin Otolaryngol. 2005;30(5):409-13.
Salvinelli, F., Casale, M., Greco, F., D'Ascanio, L., Petitti, T., & Di Peco, V. (2005). Nasal surgery and eustachian tube function: effects on middle ear ventilation. Clinical Otolaryngology : Official Journal of ENT-UK ; Official Journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery, 30(5), 409-13.
Salvinelli F, et al. Nasal Surgery and Eustachian Tube Function: Effects On Middle Ear Ventilation. Clin Otolaryngol. 2005;30(5):409-13. PubMed PMID: 16232243.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Nasal surgery and eustachian tube function: effects on middle ear ventilation. AU - Salvinelli,F, AU - Casale,M, AU - Greco,F, AU - D'Ascanio,L, AU - Petitti,T, AU - Di Peco,V, PY - 2005/10/20/pubmed PY - 2006/1/20/medline PY - 2005/10/20/entrez SP - 409 EP - 13 JF - Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery JO - Clin Otolaryngol VL - 30 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of nasal obstruction surgery on eustachian tube function and middle ear ventilation. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. PARTICIPANTS: Forty consecutive patients who underwent nasal surgery were evaluated for middle ear ventilation and tubal function. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pre- and postoperative Valsalva and Toynbee tubal function tests, tympanometry and ear fullness sensation were evaluated for both ears of each patient. RESULTS: Results of postoperative tubal function tests were significantly better than preoperative ones (90% versus 46%; P<0.001). No significant difference in tympanometric values was found. The majority (95%) of the patients reported a postoperative improvement of ear fullness sensation compared with preoperative (25%; P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Surgery for chronic nasal obstruction significantly improves clinical tubal function but 1-month postoperative tympanometric findings remain almost the same. SN - 1749-4478 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16232243/Nasal_surgery_and_eustachian_tube_function:_effects_on_middle_ear_ventilation_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2273.2005.01052.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -