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Author(s): Fernanda Gentil
Marco Parente
Pedro Martins
Carolina Garbe
Eurico Almeida
João Manuel R. S. Tavares
Renato Natal Jorge
Title: Stapedotomy-hough technique to correct otosclerosis
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: The stapes, the smallest bone in the human body, isthe third component in the tympano-ossicular chainof the middle ear. Otosclerosis is a disease that cancause stapes fixation, resulting in different kind ofhearing losses. It is a disorder that involves thegrowth of abnormal bone around stapes footplate.The tonal and vocal audiometry, tympanometry,and acoustic reflexes, are the most used diagnostictests. The treatment can be done by amplificationwith hearing aids or more effective, by surgery. Tocorrect small focus of otosclerosis, Hough, in 1960,suggested the implementation of a technique(Figure 1) in which part of the anterior crura isbreached and the posterior one is rotated, gettingonly the connection between the stapes footplateand the inner ear made through the posterior crura[Glasscock et al., 1995].
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Technological sciences, Other engineering and technologies
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology::Other engineering and technologies
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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