Roaring in the ears: patulous Eustachian tube in bulbar amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a 64-year-old female with predominantly bulbar amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who experienced 'roaring' in her ears. She was diagnosed with patulous Eustachian tube, which is presumed to occur secondary to bulbar weakness. The roaring adversely affected the management of her ALS by impairing her ability to tolerate BiPaP. A review of the relevant literature is reported.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schellenberg, K; Bedlack, R; Tucci, D

Published Date

  • August 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 395 - 396

PubMed ID

  • 20192885

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-180X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/17482960903501931


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England