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Otologic
December 1962

Discussion

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;76(6):544-546. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740050558010
Abstract

Dr. I. M. Schnee, Paterson, N.J., Moderator: You have heard a discussion of the various techniques employed today in stapes surgery. My first question is to Dr. Scheer. Will you compare the results of modern techniques to the results of Rosen's original mobilization technique?

Dr. A. A. Scheer: In 1952, in my first published paper, I gave a figure of 33% successes. I would agree with Dr. Bellucci that between 15% and 25% of the original cases are holding up. For quite a period I used the strut on the mobilized footplate in about 60% of cases, an excellent procedure with some perfect results. The only reason for the transition to stapedeetomy was that I felt that we could get comparable results with no appreciable increase in potential dangers.

Dr. I. M. Schnee: Dr. Myers, what are the complications which you attribute to the use of Gelfoam? Dr. D.

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