Trompa de Eustaquio

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Trompa de Eustaquio

Las infecciones del oído son más comunes en los niños porque las trompas de Eustaquio son más cortas, más estrechas y más horizontales que en los adultos, haciendo que el movimiento del aire y el líquido sea difícil. Las bacterias pueden quedar atrapadas cuando el tejido de la trompa de Eustaquio resulta inflamado a causa de resfriados o alergias. Las bacterias atrapadas en la trompa de Eustaquio pueden producir una infección en el oído que ejerce presión sobre el tímpano, haciendo que éste se torne rojo, hinchado y que presente dolor.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/16/2012
  • 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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