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December 1969

Improvement of Hearing in Cases of Otosclerosis

Author Affiliations

Seattle
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Washington, Seattle.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(6):818-823. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030820026
Abstract

THE background and significance of this article are discussed by Dr. Gordon D. Hoople in his paper "Personal Recollections of Julius Lempert" which appears in this memorial issue of the Archives.

IMPROVEMENT OF HEARING IN CASES OF OTOSCLEROSIS 

A NEW, ONE STAGE SURGICAL TECHNIC  JULIUS LEMPERT, M.D. NEW YORKThe early efforts of Jenkins and Bárány and the recent efforts of Holmgren and Sourdille to ameliorate deafness in cases of otosclerosis by surgical means have led to the conclusion that when improvement in hearing has been obtained by the making of a new fenestra in the bony capsule of the labyrinth the early closure of this labyrinthine fistula by bony regeneration must be prevented surgically in order to maintain this improvement in hearing permanently.The technic which I shall describe provides a surgical means of obtaining a permanently open fistula of the labyrinth by mechanically preventing regeneration of bone by

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