[Results of microsurgery in ear malformations].

  title={[Results of microsurgery in ear malformations].},
  author={Jan Helms},
  journal={Laryngologie, Rhinologie, Otologie},
  volume={66 1},
  • Jan Helms
  • Published 1987 in Laryngologie, Rhinologie, Otologie
Small middle ear malformations consist of bony bridges compromising the vibration possibilities of the ossicular chain. In 17 out of 21 cases the air bone gap could be closed by microsurgery. The results in surgery of extended ear malformations with microtia, atresia of the outer ear and a malformated middle ear were not as good. In cases with aerated middle ear space the air bone gap could be reduced to 20 dB in 32 out of 45 cases (71%). When there was no air in the middle ear fenestration of… CONTINUE READING