- The ACCLARENT AERA™ Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System is the first & only device which is indicated to dilate the Eustachian tube that is FDA approved in the US. A doctor uses a catheter to insert a small balloon through the patient’s nose and into the Eustachian tube. Once inflated, the balloon opens up a pathway for mucus and air to flow through the Eustachian tube, which may help restore proper function. After the Eustachian tube is dilated, the balloon is deflated and then removed. The procedure is short and is performed under general anesthesia.
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