Politzer method


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Po·lit·zer meth·od

(pol'it-zĕr),
inflation of the eustachian tube and tympanum by forcing air into the nasal cavity at the instant the patient swallows.

Po·lit·zer meth·od

(pol'it-zĕr meth'ŏd)
Inflation of the pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube and tympanum by forcing air into the nasal cavity at the instant the patient swallows.

Politzer,

Adam, Austrian otologist, 1835-1920.
Politzer bag - a pear-shaped rubber bag used for forcing air through the eustachian tube by the Politzer method.
Politzer ear perforator
Politzer knife
Politzer luminous cone - a triangular area at the anterior inferior part of the tympanic membrane. Synonym(s): pyramid of light
Politzer method - inflation of the eustachian tube and tympanum by forcing air into the nasal cavity at the instant the patient swallows. Synonym(s): politzerization
Politzer operation
Politzer otoscope
Politzer speculum
Politzer test - a test for deafness in one ear.
politzerization - Synonym(s): Politzer method
References in periodicals archive ?
The Politzer method (politzerization) was patterned after an inflation technique described by Shea.
An important advantage that the Politzer method has over the Valsalva maneuver is that the forced air is initiated by an external source.
The Politzer method of inflation involves inserting the tip of a rubber air bulb into one nostril while compressing the other nostril; the rubber bulb is squeezed while the patient swallows, which causes tubal opening.