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June 1968


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London, England

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;87(6):686. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00760060688031

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To the Editor.—I have read with great interest the paper "Inner Ear Pathology in Deafness Due to Maternal Rubella" published by Drs. P.H. Ward, V. Honrubia, and B.S. Moore (Archives87:22 [Jan] 1968). In particular, I have noted with interest their description of "abnormal papillary-like projections in the stria vascularis."

I would like to draw your kind attention to our paper: "Histopathological Changes in the Foetal and Infantile Inner Ear Caused by Maternal Rubella," published by I. Friedmann and M.I. Wright, in the British Medical Journal (2:20 [July] 1966). In this paper we have described the inner ear of two infants, one of whom showed "some globular granulation tissue in the apical coil in the angle between the atrophic vascular stria and the adherent Reissner's membrane."

The findings of Ward et al (1968) lend additional support to our findings what we have considered of some significance.

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