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Patulous Eustachian Tube


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • PET
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Your Question

I developed patulous eustacian tube following gastric bypass surgery. Are there treatments for this condition?

Our Answer

We have identified the following information that we hope you find helpful. If you still have questions, please contact us.

How might patulous eustacian tube be treated?

While no standard treatment has been found to work for every patient, there are several options that have been used to successfully manage the symptoms in a number of cases. Patients are often advised to recline or lower the head between the knees when symptoms occur. They may also be advised to avoid diuretics and/or increase weight. Medications which have been shown to work in some patients include nasal sprays containing anticholinergics, estrogen, diluted hydrochloric acid, chlorobutanol, or benzyl alcohol. Surgical treatment may be indicated in some cases. Information detailing treatment options can be accessed through Medscape Reference.  
Last updated: 1/17/2013