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Diagnosis and Tests of Function

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CHAPTER 8 DIAGNOSIS AND TESTS OF FUNCTION ET function tests can distinguish between normal and abnormal function, but the most physiologic test is the status of the patient’s ears over…

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Pathophysiology

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CHAPTER 5 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY A dysfunctional ET system is either too closed or too open, or abnormal pressure is present at either end of the system. The chapter includes        •    Abnormal functions…

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Anatomy

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CHAPTER 3 ANATOMY The anatomy of the ET system is related to function and developmental anatomy and is associated with the high rate of otitis media in infants and young…

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Physiology

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CHAPTER 4 PHYSIOLOGY Normal ET functions of pressure regulation, protection, and clearance within its normal system are necessary to maintain a healthy middle ear. The chapter includes        •    The functions of…

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Pathology

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CHAPTER 7 PATHOLOGY The pathology of the ET may or may not be involved in the pathogenesis of otitis media, whereas the pathophysiology of the tubal system usually is. The…

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Introduction and Overview

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW All otitis media is middle-ear disease, but middle-ear disease includes more than otitis media, such as Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction, myringosclerosis, tympanosclerosis, ossicular congenital and…

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Pathogenesis

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CHAPTER 6 PATHOGENESIS Pathogenesis of middle-ear effusion owing to the hydrops ex vacuo theory is now evidence-based from studies in humans and animals. The chapter includes        •    The role of the…

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Epidemiology

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CHAPTER 2 EPIDEMIOLOGY Status of the function of the ET is an important factor in the epidemiology of middle-ear disease. The chapter includes        •    The importance of otitis media as a…

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