Translation of Eustachian tube in Spanish:

Eustachian tube

trompa de Eustaquio, n.

Pronunciation /juːˌsteɪʃ(ə)n ˈtjuːb//juˈsteɪʃ(i)ən ˌt(j)ub/

noun

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    trompa de Eustaquio feminine
    • A chronic middle ear infection is caused when bacteria or viruses that get in the nose or throat reach the middle ear through the Eustachian tube (a small tube in the ear).
    • The infection spreads from the nose or throat through the Eustachian tube, a passage between the throat and the middle ear.
    • Pressure differences on either side of the eardrum are equalised by the Eustachian tube, a passage that connects the middle ear with the nasal cavity.
    • What is actually happening is that air is being forced behind the eardrum, via the Eustachian tubes, which connects the middle ear with the throat for passage of air.
    • Many children with clefts are especially vulnerable to otitis media because their Eustachian tubes don't drain fluid properly from the middle ear into the throat.