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August 1950

ATTEMPTED FENESTRATION OPERATION IN A CASE OF ABSENCE OF LUMEN OF SEMICIRCULAR CANALS

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HILLERÖD, DENMARK

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(2):284-287. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030305017
Abstract

Nowadays, the fenestration operation is an approved surgical procedure in all modern otologic clinics and is performed not exclusively in otosclerosis but also in other conditions affecting the conduction apparatus. This paper is presented as an appeal always to submit the patient to a thorough examination, especially vestibular, before the fenestration and as a demonstration of what may happen if these natural precautions are neglected.

REPORT OF A CASE  A girl 14 years of age was admitted to Frederiksborg County Hospital on Jan. 24, 1949. She was extremely well developed for her age. As a child, she had had scarlet fever and measles, but without aural complications. When she was 2 years old a bilateral mastoidectomy had been performed by another physician, but unfortunately it has been impossible to obtain the case record. Since then the ears have been dry, but the patient has been very hard of hearing, which

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