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November 1984

A New Complication of Prosthetic Ossicular Reconstruction

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(11):757-758. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800370059015

• The use of synthetic partial ossicular replacement prostheses (PORPs) and total ossicular replacement prostheses (TORPs) in ossicular reconstruction surgery has gained growing acceptance but is not without complication. Dysgeusia, resulting from tension or stretching of the chorda tympani, was noted in two patients who had undergone such reconstruction. The symptoms resolved following resolution of the tension on the chorda tympani.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:757-758)

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