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Tinnitus / TMJ / Nerve / Teeth Problem (fwd)

Jeffrey G. Sirianni sirianni at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Tue Sep 24 00:19:43 EST 1996

>Reply-To: dzapala at aol.com (DZAPALA)

>This is a reply to Brian Newell, open to others.
>I would be sure the sound you suspect is coming from tensor typani and
>tensor palati spasum is not secondaraly opening the e-tube.  If this 
>were the case, removing the muscle may actually make matters worse by 
>changing the dynamics of E-tube opening.  
>When you have the clicking noise and you hum, is your voice louder in 
>the right ear (autophonia?)  Does your uvula move in sync. with the 
>clicking sound?
>A second comment: assuming this sound is bearable, do you really want 
>to risk surgery to test a hypothesis?  Assuming the sound is unbearable, 
>see if your physician can document palatal myoclonus or an abnormally 
>patent e-tube.  That would certainly help with the decision to try another

What about some sort of temporary immobilization of the tensor typani and
tensor palati via injection of a muscle immobilization substance?  Would
currare do the trick?  Am I on the wrong track here ?


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