Assessment of the efficacy of video endoscopy of the eustachian tube as a test of eustachian tube function.

Ann Mary, Augustine (2010) Assessment of the efficacy of video endoscopy of the eustachian tube as a test of eustachian tube function. Masters thesis, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

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Abstract

The eustachian tube is the only communication between the middle ear air system and the atmosphere and has long been recognized to play a vital role in maintaining the homeostasis of the middle ear, thereby aiding in normal middle ear function. Abnormalities of eustachian tube function have therefore been implicated in most cases of middle ear disease1. In children, eustachian tube dysfunction can result in poor speech and language development and poor scholastic performance secondary to conductive hearing loss due to glue ear. In adults, chronic eustachian tube dysfunction triggers a wide range of middle ear diseases including cholesteatoma. A normally functioning eustachian tube is also well proven to be a good prognostic indicator in the management of various middle ear pathologies. DSVE can be considered a potential tool in the armamentarium of the otologist and can be done while performing a diagnostic rigid nasal endoscopy. When used along with tympanometry, DSVE can provide vital information for the prevention and management of middle ear disease and for prediction of outcomes in ear surgery. Further studies, to compare and correlate digital slow motion video endoscopy results with tympanometry in patients with abnormal types of curves on tympanometry are recommended to gain a better understanding of the efficacy of this test in the assessment of eustachian tube function.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: video endoscopy; eustachian tube
Subjects: MEDICAL > Otolaryngology
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 12:05
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 12:05
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1477

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