Walter P. Work, MD, Ann Arbor, Mich, Moderator: Cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, organ transplantation, and microsurgery of the temporal bone have been some of the outstanding advancements that we have seen in the past few years in medicine.
In our panel discussion this afternoon, we should go to the laboratory first. Dr. Hohmann, I would like to pose this question to you. Where would you say at the present time we are in the work in animals as far as ossicular homografts and ossicular autografts are concerned?
Albert Hohmann, MD, St. Paul, Minn: The work is still in a state of flux. We have proved in animal experiments and in the laboratory that ossicular autografts take very well. We are also pretty confident that frozen ossicular homografts are well accepted by the host tissue.
Dr. Work: What animals have you been working with?
Dr. Hohmann: We worked with rats and
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