... I've been trying to read everything that I can about this surgery to open up the tube. How is Dr.Poe's surgery for patulous tube different from the surgery that your trying to get done here in Columbus? ... (53 replies)
... It sounds to me like it would be easier to open up a eustachian tube than to get it closing and opening all the time properly. ... (53 replies)
... t for good and most ent's don't like to do that as it can not be reversed. Basically he is going to cut a piece of fat from my wait line and then put it into the Eustachian tube and then cauterize it shut and as it heels up it will scar shut. ... (53 replies)
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... hey would post info in order to try to help out some folks here. I have what your talking about and have had it for over a year now and its because of a patulous Eustachian tube that stays open all the time. ... (10 replies)
... All of a sudden from no where, I started noticing my Eustachian Tube blocked during the morning when I wake up with heavy mucous from my throat coming out. ... (0 replies)
to top the joy of an eardrum ruptured by an ear infection which now needs a myringoplasty *L* I have a bit of debris (looks like a big chunk of white grit) stuck in the aperture of my eustachian tube where it meets my throat (other ear). I can feel it with my tongue, and things like this have just popped out in the past. This time i think it is just too big to get out... (0 replies)
... ve also picked up a really low pitched buzzy vibration like sound in my left ear. It sounds like a car reversing outside my house. Could this be an effect of the Eustachian tube dysfunction of is it another thing which is wrong with me? ... (0 replies)
... Hi Mazomatic.
Where are you from? Could you go and see Kujawski by train?
If your ET status is so controversal, then Kujawski is the only chance to figure out.
The corticosteroid spray + anti acid are aimed to prevent PET from worsening!!! Dr. Kujawski told me that symptoms are not likely to go away totally!!! Anyway, it is VERY VERY important keeping PET and reflux... (17 replies)
... Hi Remmy,
did the corticosteroid nose spray help you with your symptoms ? I had an injection in the lining of my right e-tube a few months ago, but it didnīt help. They thought I have PET, but I it seems I have a different problem. I think my eustachian-tube isnīt blocked or patulous, itīs just not working correctly...
I donīt have authophony, more... (17 replies)
... from a cranial infection. Treated at Johns Hopkins for over a year. They say no surgery works for PET. All are very risky since if the etube is blocked infections can occur and cause other problems. ... (26 replies)
... If it IS a blocked eustachian tube, well... ... (6 replies)
... Hello mazomatic,
I am also considering having the cartilage graft surgery for PET with dr. Poe.
From what I know, it does in some cases (probably quite a few) come back after a while, but what dr. Poe told me was this....the cartilage graft leaves some scar tissue behind and for people who's symptoms come back he does an injection with some kind of calcium substance which... (35 replies)
... Is there a natural remedy for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction? ... (8 replies)
... I had a PE tube inserted in my right ear recently. Yesterday I got cold and felt the cloggness in my right ear. ... (0 replies)
... My problem seemed to start about 4 years ago with a throat infection and a blocked feeling in my ears & feeling really spaced out. Hearing tests have always shown a slight loss in hearing , pressure tests showed a lot of negative pressure in the ears. I have tried various allergy sprays(currently flixonase), oral steroids and now have long term t tubes in my ears(after 4 sets... (3 replies)
The purpose of the Eustachian tube - a small "tube" from the middle ear to the throat area is to equalize the pressure on either side of the ear drum.
This is why we pop the ears when climbing in an airplane - to equalize the pressure.
When this tube is blocked - for example, from swelling due to a cold - it sounds muffled. When this tube is kept open - from a... (143 replies)
... I suffer with Patulous Eustachian Tube Disorder. I have had this for over 15 years, mainly on the left side, but in the last few years I get the autophony in my right ear as well. ... (1 replies)
... I think your nausea is related to your eustachian tube being blocked which is what I think is wrong with me. The noises are unbelievable and if I didn't know it was stupid I'd think I had an insect in there playing a tune. ... (1 replies)
... nd ENT told me my Turbinates in my nose were blocking the Eustachian tube and wants to do surgery. This also didn't make sense, because both sides were equally blocked but only my left ear was affected? ... (6 replies)