• A total alloplastic middle ear prosthesis (TAM), composed of a spongy substance consisting of Teflon and pyrolytic graphite is presented. This prosthesis allows a safe eradication of the diseased tissue and approximates a physiological reconstruction of the sound conducting system. The results obtained in three patients with this TAM up to an observation period of more than two years are promising.
(Arch Otolaryngol 106:560-563, 1980)
Grote JJ, Kuijpers W. Total Alloplastic Middle Ear Implant. Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(9):560–563. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790330040012
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