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June 1956

Tendances évolutives de la fenestration (Evolutionary Tendencies of Fenestration Operation).

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By M. Sourdille in collaboration with R. David de Sanson, G. Ferreri, L. Ruedi, A. Sercer, and G. E. Shambaugh. Price, 850 francs. Pp. 168, with 13 illustrations. Masson & Cie, 120 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 6e, 1955.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1956;63(6):629. doi:10.1001/archotol.1956.03830120089014

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This monogram reviews the evolution of the fenestration operation, and the authors have indicated the progress of this operation. Separate chapters deal with the progress in (1) France, (2) the Anglo-American countries, (3) the German and Northern countries of Europe, (4) the Spanish-speaking countries, (5) the Italian-speaking countries, and (6) the Slavic countries. The analysis and reports of the various operations by the various surgeons in each of the countries indicate not only the techniques but the results that are obtained throughout the world. In the last chapter Sourdille more or less reviews the present tendencies in dealing with otosclerosis. He indicates that there are three standard techniques and stresses the importance of the follow-up care; he believes that satisfactory results can be obtained between 70%-90% of the cases. These depend upon (1) the proper indication for operation and (2) the dexterity of the operator. Lastly, he believes that it

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