Patulous Eustachian Tube Reconstruction

Case Presentation:

  • A 46-year-old male complained of ear blockage and hearing his own voice.
  • Otoscopy demonstrated TM movement with deep nasal inspiration.


  • Cartilage graft is placed in anterior ET cushion
  • Graft is held in place with suture

Keep in Mind/Things to Remember:

  • Resorption of graft over time can lead to return of the symptoms.