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The Patulous Eustachian Tube Complicated With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Video Clip Demonstration

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  • Kenji Takasaki MD,

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    1. Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Sakamoto, Nagasaki, Japan
    • Kenji Takasaki, MD, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1-7-1, Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan
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  • Hidetaka Kumagami MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Sakamoto, Nagasaki, Japan
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  • Hiroshi Umeki MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Sakamoto, Nagasaki, Japan
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  • Kaori Enatsu MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Sakamoto, Nagasaki, Japan
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  • Haruo Takahashi MD

    1. Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Sakamoto, Nagasaki, Japan
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Abstract

We report a 60-year-old case diagnosed as the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with patulous eustachian tube (ET). To our knowledge, this is the first case report of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis complicating patulous ET in the literature, demonstrating the movement of the tympanic membrane, the pharyngeal orifice of the ET and abnormal movement of the uvula because of paralysis of the soft palate on video.

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