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Tensor veli palatini electromyography for monitoring Eustachian tube rehabilitation in otitis media.
J Laryngol Otol. 2017 May; 131(5):411-416.JL

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The pathogenesis of otitis media is related to Eustachian tube dysfunction. The tensor veli palatini muscle actively opens the Eustachian tube and promotes middle-ear ventilation. This study describes a technique for paratubal electromyography that uses a surface, non-invasive electrode able to record tensor veli palatini muscle activity during swallowing.

METHODS

Twenty otitis media patients and 10 healthy patients underwent tensor veli palatini electromyography. Activity of this muscle before and after Eustachian tube rehabilitation was also assessed.

RESULTS

In 78.5 per cent of patients, the electromyography duration phase and/or amplitude were reduced in the affected side. The muscle action potential was impaired in all patients who underwent Eustachian tube rehabilitation.

CONCLUSION

This study confirmed that Eustachian tube muscle dysfunction has a role in otitis media pathogenesis and showed that muscle activity increases after Eustachian tube rehabilitation therapy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

ENT Department,Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart,Rome,Italy.Institute of Neurology,Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart,Rome,Italy.ENT Department,Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart,Rome,Italy.ENT Department,Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart,Rome,Italy.ENT Department,Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart,Rome,Italy.ENT Department,Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart,Rome,Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28294083

Citation

Picciotti, P M., et al. "Tensor Veli Palatini Electromyography for Monitoring Eustachian Tube Rehabilitation in Otitis Media." The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol. 131, no. 5, 2017, pp. 411-416.
Picciotti PM, Della Marca G, D'Alatri L, et al. Tensor veli palatini electromyography for monitoring Eustachian tube rehabilitation in otitis media. J Laryngol Otol. 2017;131(5):411-416.
Picciotti, P. M., Della Marca, G., D'Alatri, L., Lucidi, D., Rigante, M., & Scarano, E. (2017). Tensor veli palatini electromyography for monitoring Eustachian tube rehabilitation in otitis media. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 131(5), 411-416. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215117000482
Picciotti PM, et al. Tensor Veli Palatini Electromyography for Monitoring Eustachian Tube Rehabilitation in Otitis Media. J Laryngol Otol. 2017;131(5):411-416. PubMed PMID: 28294083.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tensor veli palatini electromyography for monitoring Eustachian tube rehabilitation in otitis media. AU - Picciotti,P M, AU - Della Marca,G, AU - D'Alatri,L, AU - Lucidi,D, AU - Rigante,M, AU - Scarano,E, Y1 - 2017/03/15/ PY - 2017/3/16/pubmed PY - 2017/4/13/medline PY - 2017/3/16/entrez KW - Electromyography KW - Eustachian Tube KW - Otitis Media KW - Rehabilitation SP - 411 EP - 416 JF - The Journal of laryngology and otology JO - J Laryngol Otol VL - 131 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of otitis media is related to Eustachian tube dysfunction. The tensor veli palatini muscle actively opens the Eustachian tube and promotes middle-ear ventilation. This study describes a technique for paratubal electromyography that uses a surface, non-invasive electrode able to record tensor veli palatini muscle activity during swallowing. METHODS: Twenty otitis media patients and 10 healthy patients underwent tensor veli palatini electromyography. Activity of this muscle before and after Eustachian tube rehabilitation was also assessed. RESULTS: In 78.5 per cent of patients, the electromyography duration phase and/or amplitude were reduced in the affected side. The muscle action potential was impaired in all patients who underwent Eustachian tube rehabilitation. CONCLUSION: This study confirmed that Eustachian tube muscle dysfunction has a role in otitis media pathogenesis and showed that muscle activity increases after Eustachian tube rehabilitation therapy. SN - 1748-5460 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28294083/Tensor_veli_palatini_electromyography_for_monitoring_Eustachian_tube_rehabilitation_in_otitis_media_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -