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February 1969

Long-Term Results in Partial Stapedectomy: Report of 200 Ears Operated on in 1960

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Oklahoma City

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(2):414-419. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020416034

HOW LONG will the good result last? This question asked by both the patient and physician alike can now be answered.

In this paper, 200 cases done in 1960 using the partial stapedectomy will be reported. A complete five-year postoperative follow-up has been done. A few of these were tested in 1965 and some were tested in 1967 but the vast majority had postoperative tests in 1966. I have restricted this series to results on original ears; this is, those that have not had previous surgery.

For a number of years, including the year of 1960, I have used a multitechnique approach in stapedial surgery. In approximately 80% of the ears with stapedial fixation, I have done the technique known as the partial stapedectomy. In order to make fair comparisons between operations, I believe that the performance of the various techniques should be compared in cases with identical or similar

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