Patulous eustachian tube causing hypermobile eardrums - NEJM
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A 20-year-old man presented with a 6-year history of popping sounds in both ears when he breathed deeply. Aural fullness and autophony of the voice and breathing sounds were also described. Pure-tone audiometry showed normal hearing. Otoscopy showed indrawn and severely atrophic eardrums that moved outward on regular nasal expiration and inward on regular nasal inspiration. The inflation and collapse of each hypermobile eardrum was marked on forced nasal breathing. Patulous eustachian tubes diagnosed, which involve abnormal patency of the eustachian tubes that readily permits the flow of air to and from the nasopharynx into the cleft of the middle ear. Risk factors for patulous eustachian tubes may include rapid weight loss, mucosal atrophy or scarring, muscular dysfunction and high estrogen levels....

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