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February 1992

Allograft Stapes-Incus Assembly: Long-term Results

Author Affiliations

From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(2):166-168. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880020060016

• In 35 patients with absence of the stapedial arch, with a history of radical surgery, and without ossicles, the head of an allograft stapes was placed on the patients' footplates and an allograft incus body on the top of this. The long-term results of this assembly, judging by different methods of analysis, are still somewhat better than those of 98 ears with approximately the same pathologic condition treated by an allograft incus as the columella between the footplate and fascia. The allograft stapes-incus assembly is an alternative method to the commonly used incudal columella. The allograft stapes has not been resorbed to a significant degree during the years after surgery.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118:166-168)

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