Histologic Changes in Eustachian Tube Mucosa of Rats After Exposure to Gastric Reflux

Yazici Z. M. , Sari M., Uneri C., Midi A., Tugtepe H.

LARYNGOSCOPE, vol.118, no.5, pp.849-853, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mlg.0b013e318164d0c0
  • Title of Journal : LARYNGOSCOPE
  • Page Numbers: pp.849-853
  • Keywords: Gastroesophageal reflux, eustachian tube, goblet cells, OTITIS-MEDIA, PATHOGENESIS


Objective: Reflux is thought to be a risk factor for middle ear disease, but the mechanism underlying this relationship is unclear. In this study, we evaluated the effects of reflux on the eustachian tube (ET) mucosa.