Management of Patulous Eustachian Tube With Habitual Sniffing
Otology & Neurotology, 08/11/2011
Ikeda R et al. – In 52 (53.6%) of the 97 sniff–positive cases, retraction–type eardrum abnormalities or operated ear due to cholesteatoma were identified, whereas normal bilateral eardrums were observed in 34 (87.2%) of 39 sniff (–) cases. The management of habitual sniffing is difficult, but blocking the Eustachian tube by nasal instillation of saline and/or PEP could help Patulous Eustachian Tube(PET) patients to stop sniffing.