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November 1969

Supplementary Report on a Case of Double Stapedectomy Operated Upon Ten Years Ago

Author Affiliations

Memphis Otologic Clinic and The Memphis Foundation of Otology and The Department of Otolaryngology University of Tennessee Memphis

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(5):674-676. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030676031

The case is one of a number reported at the meeting of this society, July 20, 1892. It is an interesting one not only on account of the effect of the operation on the hearing, but because it is probably the only instance of a person without a stapes in either ear.

The patient is a girl 20 years old. The impairment of hearing was the result of a chronic nonsuppurative inflammation in both middle ears. The left was the worse and the first one operated upon. The improvement in the hearing was so great that two months later, at her request, the right stapes was also removed.

At the time of my original report it was suggested that probably time would diminish the improvement in hearing if it did not destroy it altogether. On the contrary ten years have elapsed without apparent diminution.

During this time the case has

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