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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.


CiteScore 2018: 0.47

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Investigation of balloon dilation devices for treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction

Julia Schubert
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  • Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Rostock University Medical Center, Rostock- Warnemünde, Germany
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Published Online: 2018-09-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0127

Abstract

The presented three different balloon dilation devices for treating Eustachian tube dysfunction were compared regarding their geometries and designs. The balloon dilation behaviour was investigated by an in vitro test setup consisting of a test chamber with 37 °C water, a 2-axis laser scanner and a pressure controller. All balloons could be properly dilated up to the given nominal pressure (NP) or to rated burst pressure (RBP). The balloons reached their expected balloon diameter and length. The compliance data were 1.07 %/atm (TubaVent short), 1.16 %/atm (Acclarent Aera) and 1.28 %/atm (XprESS LoProfile). The measured profile and compliance data can be used for development of new devices for balloon dilation Eustachian tuboplasty.

Keywords: Eustachian tube dysfunction; tube balloon dilation; balloon dilation Eustachian tuboplasty (BET)

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Published Online: 2018-09-22

Published in Print: 2018-09-01


Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 529–533, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0127.

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