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is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Is the same: Normally the eustachian tube that connects middle ear to nasopharygeal area , remain closed in this condition it opens intermittently opens
Answered on Apr 15, 2020

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