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November 1985

Proximal Symphalangia and Stapes Ankylosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(11):765-767. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800130097014

• A father and his two sons had an autosomal-dominant syndrome of proximal symphalangia and conductive hearing loss. Exploratory tympanotomy revealed a congenitally fixed stapes and incus in the oldest boy. Surgical intervention resulted in normal hearing. To our knowledge, this is the first such histologic report of a stapes in this syndrome.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:765-767)

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