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April 1978

Deafness in Osteodysplasty of Melnick and Needles

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Dr Sellars) and Human Genetics (Dr Beighton), Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(4):225-227. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790040047009

• 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)

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