• A 12-year-old boy had osteodysplasty of Melnick and Needles and a mixed conductive and perceptive deafness of both ears. Deafness in this rare, inherited skeletal disorder is exceptional. Structurally, the pinnae and external auditory canals were small; thin, serous fluid was found in both middle ears, and on surgical exploration of the right ear, no round window could be found.
(Arch Otolaryngol 104:225-227, 1978)
Sellars SL, Beighton PH. Deafness in Osteodysplasty of Melnick and Needles. Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(4):225–227. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790040047009
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