Clinical anatomy of the Eustachian tube: Lumen and cartilage in the adult. Functional anatomy of the paratubal muscles: Tensor veli palatini muscle.- Levator veli palatini muscle.- Medial pterygoid muscle. Physiology of the Eustachian tube: Eustachian tube function. Epidemiology of the diseased Eustachian tube. Role of Eustachian tube function tests. A new aspect of the Eustachian tube mechanics: The three hypomochlia of the tensor veli palatini muscle. The impact of middle ear protection. Pathophysiology of the Eustachian tube: Patulous Eustachian tube: Four diagnostic steps to a clinical syndrome. Factors involved in the development of a patulous Eustachian tube. A new concept for the treatment of the patulous Eustachian tube: Step I (Physiotherapy) Dynamic stabilization of the masticatory and cervical muscles.- Step II (Surgery) Paratubal augmentation with septal cartilage. A new systematic view on middle ear surgery: Impact of Eustachian tube function on the prognosis. Impact of surgery on the prognosis. A practical guide to a successful middle ear surgery. Postoperative treatment.
From the book reviews: "This is a good guide to pathologies of the eustachian tube with an emphasis on routine problems. The intent is to describe the overall function of the eustachian tube and the management of problems from the point of view of a middle ear surgeon. The audience is general otolaryngologists and otologists. ... This excellent book concisely covers the complicated issue of eustachian tube dysfunction." (Akihiro J. Matsuoka, Doody's Book Reviews, September, 2014)