Sinusitis and Eustachian tube dysfunction in children

G. Leo, E. Piacentini, C. Incorvaia, D. Consonni

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Because of its anatomic and functional connections, middle ear disorders frequently occur in sinusitis. Its prevalence, however, is likely to be underestimated. We evaluated the prevalence of Eustachian tube dysfunction in children with chronic sinusitis, in a large group of patients with chronic respiratory symptoms and its possible relationship with respiratory allergy. From a population of 1810 children with respiratory symptoms referred to our Pediatric Allergy Center, subjects with chronic sinusitis diagnosed by clinical criteria were selected. The children underwent testing of Eustachian tube function by tympanometry and of allergy by skin tests with common environmental allergens. Patients were divided into three groups according to age: group 1,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Issue numberSUPPL. 18
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


  • Atopy
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Sinusitis
  • Tympanogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology

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