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March 1928

SECTION ON OTOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1927

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;7(3):289-292. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620010305010

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Abstract

CLONICSPASMOF THE MUSCLESOF THE EUSTACHIANTUBES. By DR. KARLMUSSER HOUSER.

Politzer, Schwartze, Brunner, Todd and Boeck have observed and described this condition. Such cases are rather infrequent, and a report of such cases has not occurred in the literature of the past twelve years.

The patient presented was a man, aged 24, who, for the past eight months, had experienced annoying clicking sensations in both ears, which was more marked on the right side. The onset of the condition was gradual and was not accompanied by an acute cold or sore throat. Tonsillectomy, tubal catheterization and bougienage did not give relief.

The clicking sound on the right side could be heard by an observer at a distance of 4 feet from the patient. On the left it was barely audible with the auscultation tube. Movement of the drumhead could not be be seen when the

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