Permeabilidad de la trompa de Eustaquio

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Se refiere a qué tanto se abre la trompa de Eustaquio, la cual pasa entre el oído medio y la garganta. Ésta controla la presión detrás del tímpano y del espacio del oído medio, y ayuda a conservar el oído medio libre de líquido.

La trompa de Eustaquio normalmente está abierta o permeable. Sin embargo, las infecciones auditivas o los cambios de altitud pueden incrementar la presión en el oído, provocando que dicha trompa resulte bloqueada.

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  • Last reviewed on 8/1/2012
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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