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May 1976

Patulous Eustachian TubeA New Treatment With Infusion of Absorbable Gelatin Sponge Solution

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(5):276-280. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780100062006

• For the treatment of abnormally patent Eustachian tube, we had previously employed repeated tubal insufflation of salicylic acid-boric acid powder (1:4) through a Eustachian tube catheter. Such treatments, however, usually were associated with uncertain results and numerous complications. Therefore, treatment of this condition was changed to employment of an infusion of absorbable gelatin sponge solution directly into the Eustachian tube. Twenty-two ears in 16 patients recovered successfully when this method was used.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:276-280, 1976)