The old-fashioned Politzer maneuver: A video clip demonstration

Manuele Casale, Vittorio Rinaldi, Roberto Setola, Fabrizio Salvinelli

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Politzer maneuver causes retrograde inflation of the middle ear by forcing air through the eustachian tube, and it has been proposed by many authors as the main nonsurgical treatment of middle ear effusion. To our knowledge, this is the first case in the literature in which air entering into a middle ear with effusion through a Politzer maneuver has been captured on video (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2002
Number of pages1
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Middle ear with effusion
  • Politzer maneuver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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