Eustachian tube dysfunction: A diagnostic accuracy study and proposed diagnostic pathway.

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Summary of "Eustachian tube dysfunction: A diagnostic accuracy study and proposed diagnostic pathway."

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is a commonly diagnosed disorder of Eustachian tube opening and closure, which may be associated with severe symptoms and middle ear disease. Currently the diagnosis of obstructive and patulous forms of ETD is primarily based on non-specific symptoms or examination findings, rather than measurement of the underlying function of the Eustachian tube. This has proved problematic when selecting patients for treatment, and when designing trial inclusion criteria and outcomes. This study aims to determine the correlation and diagnostic value of various tests of ET opening and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), in order to generate a recommended diagnostic pathway for ETD.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0206946


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