A Practical Guide to the Eustachian Tube

  • John L. Dornhoffer
  • Rudolf Leuwer
  • Konrad Schwager
  • Sören Wenzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. John L. Dornhoffer, Rudolf Leuwer, Konrad Schwager, Sören Wenzel
    Pages 1-11
  3. John L. Dornhoffer, Rudolf Leuwer, Konrad Schwager, Sören Wenzel
    Pages 13-22
  4. John L. Dornhoffer, Rudolf Leuwer, Konrad Schwager, Sören Wenzel
    Pages 23-41
  5. John L. Dornhoffer, Rudolf Leuwer, Konrad Schwager, Sören Wenzel
    Pages 43-60
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 61-74

About this book

Introduction

This book, written by international experts, is a detailed guide to the Eustachian tube, with emphasis on those aspects of most relevance to the practitioner. The opening chapters document the clinical anatomy and provide essential information on physiology, with explanation of the new model of tubal mechanics and the use of Eustachian tube function tests. Diagnosis and therapy for the patulous Eustachian tube are then discussed, placing special emphasis on a novel conservative treatment regimen that has proven to be a breakthrough for patients with this clinical syndrome. A further extensive chapter examines overall function of the Eustachian tube, primarily from the middle ear surgeon’s viewpoint. Tuboplasty procedures, including laser tuboplasty, and tympanoplasty are described, and the implications of different middle ear pathologies for surgical treatment are explained. Conservative treatment of Eustachian tube obstruction and hearing aids for the nonaerated middle ear are also discussed. The previously unpublished treatment methods that are described in this book will be invaluable in ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes.

Keywords

Cholesteatoma Laser tuboplasty Ostmann´s fat pad Patulous Eustachian Tube Tubal augmentation

Authors and affiliations

  • John L. Dornhoffer
    • 1
  • Rudolf Leuwer
    • 2
  • Konrad Schwager
    • 3
  • Sören Wenzel
    • 4
  1. 1.Otology & Neurotology Div.University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.HELIOS HospitalKrefeldGermany
  3. 3.Klinikum FuldaGermany
  4. 4.PinnebergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78638-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78637-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78638-2
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