• The histopathologic findings of a functioning high-density polyethylene sponge (Plastipore) total ossicular replacement prosthesis in a patient who died of unrelated causes are reported herein. The lack of inflammatory cell infiltration of foreign-body giant cells within, or adjacent to, the prosthesis helps substantiate the safety and efficacy of Plastipore in the reconstruction of the ossicular chain.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1982; 108:801-802)
Postma D, Shea JJ. Polyethylene Sponge Total Ossicular Replacement Prosthesis: A Histopathologic Study. Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(12):801–802. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790600045010
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