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Primary ciliary dyskinesia and the middle ear.
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PMID:  2062156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The middle ear cavity and the eustachian tube contain a well-functioning mucociliary clearance system. To learn more about the importance of this mucociliary clearance, we studied patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia, in whom mucociliary clearance is absent. Thirty-six patients were investigated by means of a questionnaire; in 16 of these patients, otological and audiological studies could be performed. In patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia, a discrepancy was found between subjective ear complaints and the actual middle ear function. Moreover, it appeared that for the middle ear system, mucociliary clearance is of importance only in the first 3 decades of life. With aging, however, a deficient mucociliary clearance system in the middle ear and eustachian tube can be fully compensated for.
S van der Baan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-08     Completed Date:  1991-08-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  751-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Impedance Tests
Age Factors
Audiometry, Pure-Tone
Child, Preschool
Ciliary Motility Disorders / complications*,  physiopathology*
Ear, Middle / pathology,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged

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