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February 1943

MALFORMATION INVOLVING EXTERNAL, MIDDLE AND INTERNAL EAR, WITH OTOSCLEROTIC FOCUS

Author Affiliations

BOSTON
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Tufts College Medical School. Aided by a grant from the Charlton Research Fund.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(2):183-198. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030192004
Abstract

A deformed auricle and an occluded external auditory canal are indications that there may be further malformations within the confines of the middle and the internal ear. Such a situation occurred in the following case.

REPORT OF A CASE  A white girl aged 10 years was struck by an automobile and died in the hospital after a few hours. The body was 59 inches (150 cm.) long; multiple fractures of the base of the skull were found. The left ear was of normal size and shape, but on the right side there was only a cartilaginous ridge, 3 cm. long, crescentic in shape and concave anteriorly. In the center of the concavity a small orifice admitted only the head of a probe. Three horizontal grooves, 3 to 5 mm. in depth, were present above the ridge. The petrous pyramid was narrower on the affected side, and its transverse measurement across

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