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Article
August 1975

Anatomic and Radiographic Correlates in the Middle Ear

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery (Drs. Babin and Ward), and the Department of Radiology (Dr. Hannafee), Division of Radiology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles. Dr. Babin is now with the US Air Force Regional Hospital, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(8):474-477. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780370016006
Abstract

An experiment was designed to determine the frequency with which the stapes could be visualized radiographically. Ten human temporal bones were radiographically sectioned before and after stapedectomy using three routine views, and with lead-coated stapes replaced in the oval window. Five human temporal bones were radiographically sectioned before and after stapedectomy using the Guillen view, that is, with the tympanic cavity viewed through the orbit, and with the head tilted 15° to the side under investigation. The Guillen view proved to be superior for evaluating the foot-plate and superstructure of the stapes because it placed these structures in a favorable position for contact with the x-ray beam.

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