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Levator veli palatini muscle and eustachian tube function.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1990 May; 85(5):684-92; discussion 693-7.PR

Abstract

Thirty previously unoperated patients with submucous cleft palate, occult submucous cleft palate, and unilateral congenital paralysis of the levator veli palatini muscle were examined. All patients were subjected to a comprehensive otoscopic, endoscopic, audiologic, and tympanometric evaluation. A correlation was made between levator veli palatini muscle anomalies, eustachian tube orifice anomalies, and middle ear ventilation and disorders. Normal middle ear ventilation was found in 23 patients. Negative middle ear pressure that consequently normalized following treatment of coexisting sinusitis was found in 3 patients. Only in 4 patients was chronic middle ear disease found. In one of them, middle ear effusion disappeared following successful treatment of sinusitis. Our conclusion is that the levator veli palatini muscle has no significant function in the opening mechanism of the eustachian tube and must be considered as a velopharyngeal valve muscle only.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Hasharon Hospital, Petah Tiqva, Israel.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2326351

Citation

Finkelstein, Y, et al. "Levator Veli Palatini Muscle and Eustachian Tube Function." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 85, no. 5, 1990, pp. 684-92; discussion 693-7.
Finkelstein Y, Talmi YP, Nachmani A, et al. Levator veli palatini muscle and eustachian tube function. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1990;85(5):684-92; discussion 693-7.
Finkelstein, Y., Talmi, Y. P., Nachmani, A., Hauben, D. J., & Zohar, Y. (1990). Levator veli palatini muscle and eustachian tube function. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 85(5), 684-92; discussion 693-7.
Finkelstein Y, et al. Levator Veli Palatini Muscle and Eustachian Tube Function. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1990;85(5):684-92; discussion 693-7. PubMed PMID: 2326351.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Levator veli palatini muscle and eustachian tube function. AU - Finkelstein,Y, AU - Talmi,Y P, AU - Nachmani,A, AU - Hauben,D J, AU - Zohar,Y, PY - 1990/5/1/pubmed PY - 1990/5/1/medline PY - 1990/5/1/entrez SP - 684-92; discussion 693-7 JF - Plastic and reconstructive surgery JO - Plast Reconstr Surg VL - 85 IS - 5 N2 - Thirty previously unoperated patients with submucous cleft palate, occult submucous cleft palate, and unilateral congenital paralysis of the levator veli palatini muscle were examined. All patients were subjected to a comprehensive otoscopic, endoscopic, audiologic, and tympanometric evaluation. A correlation was made between levator veli palatini muscle anomalies, eustachian tube orifice anomalies, and middle ear ventilation and disorders. Normal middle ear ventilation was found in 23 patients. Negative middle ear pressure that consequently normalized following treatment of coexisting sinusitis was found in 3 patients. Only in 4 patients was chronic middle ear disease found. In one of them, middle ear effusion disappeared following successful treatment of sinusitis. Our conclusion is that the levator veli palatini muscle has no significant function in the opening mechanism of the eustachian tube and must be considered as a velopharyngeal valve muscle only. SN - 0032-1052 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2326351/Levator_veli_palatini_muscle_and_eustachian_tube_function_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -