Tubotympanoplasty.Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 1993; 500:14-7.AO
Prognostic value of the Eustachian tube function test remains controversial. To prevent ear drum adhesion or the recurrence of cholesteatoma it is important to select cases with severe organic obstruction of the Eustachian tube and to use surgical procedures to restore function. We summarize here the indications and the surgical procedure for organic obstruction of the Eustachian tube, especially in the region of the tympanic orifice. Adequate preoperative evaluation of Eustachian tube function and pertinent surgical procedures will pave the way for a better prognosis for patients subjected to ear surgery.