[Comparison of the results of incus interposition and artificial columella in tympanoplasty (author's transl)].

  • Peter Strauß
  • Published 1979 in Laryngologie, Rhinologie, Otologie


The average postoperative air-bone gap after interposition of an incus between tympanic membrane and stapes footplate is too high in case of missing crura of the stapes, it is 27 dB. The interposition of an artificial prosthesis, according to Shea and beeing made of "Platipore", leads to a statistically based lower air-bone gap with a mean of 20 dB… (More)