As one of today's leading researchers of middle ear disorders, Dr. Bluestone offers a unique perspective on the diagnosis and management of common middle ear problems.The Eustachian Tubeis the first book to comprehensively cover these disorders in both adults and children. The Eustachian Tubebegins with an overview of middle ear anatomy, and the epidemiology of middle ear disorders. Then it discusses current tests of eustachian tube function, as well as the physiology and pathophysiology of the eustachian tube. Dr. Bluestone also draws on his extensive clinical experience to describe the latest surgical and nonsurgical methods of middle ear treatment. Throughout, photographs and drawings illustrate anatomy and pathophysiology.When a tympanostomy tube is present and the middle ear is now disease free, removal of the tube may restore middle earaEustachian ... Yet removal of tympanostomy tubes may not be desirable, especially in infants and young children, and in these cases, antimicrobial ... (prevention of otorrhea) and costs ( inability to reconstruct a functioning gas-filled middle ear with an intact eardrum in the future).
|Author||:||Charles D. Bluestone, Maria B. Bluestone|
|Publisher||:||PMPH-USA - 2005|