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Table 4 The summary of subjective and objective measure

From: Microwave ablation eustachian tuboplasty: a preliminary investigation with long-term follow-up

  Pre-operative Post-operative 6 m Post-op 30 m
Mean ETDQ-7 scores 29.5 ± 2.8 12.8 ± 3.2 10.6 ± 2.1
Mean ABG (dB HL) 28.7 ± 2.9 19.7 ± 7.3 12.8 ± 5.5
 0–10 0 (0.0%) 3 (16.7%) 12 (66.7%)
 11–20 0 (0.0%) 8 (44.4%) 4 (22.2%)
 21–30 13 (72.2%) 5 (27.8%) 1 (5.6%)
 31–40 5 (27.8%) 2 (11.1%) 1 (5.6%)
TM status
 Sade Grade III 13 (72.2%) 4 (22.2%) 2 (11.1%)
 Sade Grade II 5 (27.8%) 9 (50.0%) 2 (11.1%)
 Sade Grade I 0 1 (5.6%) 1 (5.6%)
 Normal 0 4 (22.2%) 13 (72.2%)
Tympanograms
 Type B 15 (83.3%) 4 (22.2%) 1 (5.6%)
 Type C 3 (16.7%) 9 (50.0%) 3 (16.7%)
 Type A 0 (0.0%) 5 (27.8%) 14 (77.7%)
Valsalva maneuver
 Negative 18 (100.0%) 5 (27.8%) 2 (11.1%)
 Positive 0 (0.0%) 13 (72.2%) 16 (88.9%)
Videoendoscopy of ET
 Complete opening 0 14 (77.7%) 15 (83.3%)
 Restrictive opening 0 1 (5.6%) 2 (11.1%)
 Failure opening 18 (100.0%) 3 (16.7%) 1 (5.6%)