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February 1969

Stapes Operations: Discussion of Long-Term Results

Author Affiliations

Iowa City, Iowa
From the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(2):408-411. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020410032

Brian F. McCabe, MD, Iowa City, Iowa, Moderator: These men all have a great deal of experience in stapes surgery. Their contribution will be a statistical analysis of their cases. I will call on Dr. Richard Bellucci first.

Survey of Stapes Surgery 

Five-Year Study  Richard J. Bellucci, MD, New YorkTHIS SURVEY of stapes surgery performed in 1960 of the relatively small number of cases performed in that year does not provide for a very accurate statistical study. These are, however, consecutive cases.Early in 1966, all patients who had stapes surgery in 1960 were contacted either by telephone or by postal card urging a revisit for a follow-up examination and audiometry. About 34% of the cases were lost for various reasons and of a total of 144, cases, only 95 were available for this study (Table 1).Of 144 cases operated upon in 1960, a total of 95 cases

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