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To the Editor.—I was greatly interested in the article entitled "Incudostapedial Joint Disarticulation" by Holler et al (95:182-184, 1972). I agree with it whole-heartedly, but would like to draw your attention to two case reports made by me three years previously in the South African Medical Journal (43:42,1969). As my report was in a journal not commonly read by otolaryngologic surgeons in the United States, I can easily understand why this has not come to your or the authors' notice. I suppose they may also claim originality; but it is not a "new" method, being exactly what I described three years ago. I have since used it with complete success in two further cases.
KUSCHKE E. INCUDOSTAPEDIAL JOINT DISARTICULATION. Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(3):290. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090412022
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