The Eustachian tube is a canal that connects the nose and throat with the middle ear. Its task is to balance the middle ear pressure with the external environment pressure.

Upper respiratory tract infections, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, nasal bone curvature, nasal concha enlargement, adenoids in children, sudden pressure changes such as getting on a plane, going up, diving, surgical trauma or tumors in the nasal region cause eustachian tube obstruction. Especially in sudden pressure changes, middle ear pressure cannot be equalized with external pressure. In such a case, ear congestion, severe pain, tinnitus, dizziness and sometimes rupture of the eardrum may occur due to the collapse of the eardrum.

Medication is beneficial in eustachian tube obstructions that develop in a short time. Drug therapy is often unsuccessful in long-term chronic eustachian tube obstructions. Many different methods have been tried in the treatment of chronic eustachian occlusions, and placing a ventilation tube on the eardrum has been the most preferred method. Today, dilation of the balloon eustachian tube is the newest and most effective method in chronic Eustachian tube obstruction.

In this technique, a balloon catheter is inserted into the Eustachian tube by entering through the nose. The balloon on the catheter is inflated and the obstruction in the Eustachian tube is opened. The whole process takes around 15-20 minutes for both sides. After this application, patients are discharged on the same day and can return to their daily lives. It gives very good results.

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