Bilateral oval window fistulae with recurrent meningitis.

@article{Phillipps1986BilateralOW,
  title={Bilateral oval window fistulae with recurrent meningitis.},
  author={J. J. Phillipps},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1986},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={329-31}
}
A case of recurrent meningitis due to a congenital stapes footplate defect is reported. This is the first case to be reported in which a bilateral defect has been clearly demonstrated. A suggestion is made that any future cases which have a defect on one side, might benefit from a prophylactic exploration on the seemingly uninvolved ear, providing that these cases are shown to have a bilateral total sensori-neural hearing loss.