Eustachian tube disfunction treatment
The most prevalent causes of Eustachian tube dysfunction are inflammation, tumours and accumulation of mucus or fluid. In addition, it can happen due to a cold, flu, sinusitis or allergies. Depending on the case, doctors resort to medical and surgical treatment. In some cases, the use of laser and cryotherapy is effective.
Eustachian tube dysfunction is a passage connecting a middle ear with the nasopharynx. Dysfunction develops due to the following causes:
- Chronic inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract.
- Tumours or growth of the ear, nose and throat.
- Gastroesophageal reflux.
- Congenital malformations.
Most often, the dysfunction in a child is associated with adenoids.
Patients with a dysfunction of the auditory tube report congestion and heaviness in the ears. Also, people notice hearing loss.
When diagnosing auditory tube dysfunction, treatment is selected depending on its cause. For example, inflammatory diseases are treated with medication.
Surgical treatment is used if the condition is associated with adenoids, various tumours or congenital anomalies. However, in modern otolaryngology, many surgical methods can be replaced by alternatives. For example, adenoids and polyps are removed using cryotherapy (a stream of cooled liquid nitrogen is directed at the overgrown tissues freezing them).
Where can I get Eustachian tube disfunction treatment?
What are the best clinics for Eustachian tube disfunction treatment?
Who are the best doctors for Eustachian tube disfunction?
Prof. Dr. med. Barbara Wollenberg from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. Jordi Coromina from Teknon Medical Centre Barcelona
Prof. Dr. med. Markus Jungehulsing from MEOCLINIC Berlin
Prof. Dr. Sami Katircioglu from Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul
Prof. Dr. med. Markus Suckfull from Academic Hospital Martha-Maria Munich