Office-based 3D-CT examined in the sitting position is useful for diagnosis of patulous eustachian tube (PET)

Toshiaki Kikuchi, Takeshi Oshima, Toshimitsu Kobayashi

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Abstract

The pET symptoms are tended to be masked in the recumbent position. CT for pET should be examined in the sitting position. CT was performed under the resting and Valsalva's condition. Completely open ET was observed in 79.2% of the pET group (n = 111), but in none of the control group (n = 30). The average ET-gram showed an occlusive zone (OZ) in medial to the isthmus under both conditions in only control group. Trans-tympanic silicone plug insertion was thought to be reasonable technique because of obliteration approach to isthmus. Office-based CT examined in the sitting position is useful for diagnosis and evaluation of pET.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalOto-Rhino-Laryngology Tokyo
Volume53
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

Keywords

  • Office based 3D-CT
  • Patulous eustachian tube
  • Valsalva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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