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April 1978

Use of Tragal Cartilage With the Total Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology (Drs Gray and Blanchard), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(4):213. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790040035007

• A method was developed for the use of tragal cartilage and perichondrium with the total ossicular replacement prosthesis. The method involves securing the flat base of the prosthesis in a perichondrial tunnel on the cartilage to stabilize the prosthesis, prevent extrusion, and promote vascularization.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:213, 1978)