Patulous Eustachian Tube

What causes patulous eustachian tube?

In most instances, the cause of patulous eustachian tube is not known. There are several factors that are thought to increase the risk for this condition to develop including:

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might patulous eustachian tube be treated?

While no standard treatment has been found to work for every patient, there are several options that have been used to successfully manage the symptoms in a number of individuals. Patients are often advised to recline or lower the head between the knees when symptoms occur. They may also be advised to avoid diuretics and/or increase weight. Nasal sprays, drops, or topical nasal administration of medications containing anticholinergics, estrogen, diluted hydrochloric acid, chlorobutanol, or benzyl alcohol may work in reducing symptoms in some patients. Surgical treatment may be indicated in some cases.

Information detailing treatment options can be accessed through Medscape Reference.

A review article from 2015 also summarizes what is known about the effectiveness of currently available treatments.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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