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n.1.(Med.) The act of inflating the middle ear by blowing air up the nose during the act of swallowing; - so called from Prof. Politzer of Vienna, who first practiced it.
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Treatment of otitis media with effusion based on politzerization with an automated device.
19) In a controlled study, they measured the effectiveness of politzerization by performing tympanometry 5 and 10 minutes after politzerization in 24 adults and children with MEE and associated tympanic membrane retraction.
Examination with a Siegle speculum and an unsuccessful politzerization pointed to a diagnosis of complete tubal obstruction.
Politzerization was not possible, indicating that the tympanic membrane was fixed.