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June 1956

Status of the Stapes in Chronic Middle-Ear Suppuration

Author Affiliations

Nagoya, Japan
Director of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Nagoya University School of Medicine.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1956;63(6):583-588. doi:10.1001/archotol.1956.03830120043007

Of the patients in whom operative construction of the middle ear (tympanoplasty) was carried out with the objective of eradication of infection and restoration of hearing during 1954, the findings were recorded in detail in 125 cases of chronic otitis media and 22 cases of postradical mastoidectomy.

The results of examination of the state of the stapes in these cases are presented here.

The state of the stapes is not only closely related to the restoration of hearing, but treatment of this part is also an extremely important problem from the standpoint of elimination of inflammation and restoration of hearing.

Mobility of the stapes also determines the necessity or unnecessity for fenestration, and the presence or absence of the stapes is important from the standpoint of method of treatment. The basis for operative procedures in chronic otitis media to eradicate inflammation, prior to determination of whether to carry out secondary

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