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May 1966

NEW HISTOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS OF LABYRINTHINE CAPSULE IN RELATION TO THE ETIOLOGY OF OTOSCLEROSIS-Reply

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Research Professor University of Iowa Iowa City 52241

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(5):507. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020509032

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Abstract

To the Editor: My fundamental objection to the presentation of Rius and Mendoza is that there seems to be little or no appreciation of the fact that the otic capsule, in being unlike all of the other skeletal elements in the human body, calls for interpretations new to our familiar code of diagnostics. Incidentally, and in the want of strong contraindication, it remains my notion that the etiological factors in otosclerosis, if ever uncovered, will be found in the histological fabric of the fissular region—otherwise, observed predilection would be without significance. The RiusMendoza theory covers the entire capsule.

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