Effect of Round Window Reinforcement on Hearing: A Temporal Bone Study With Clinical Implications for Surgical Reinforcement of the Round Window

@article{Wegner2016EffectOR,
  title={Effect of Round Window Reinforcement on Hearing: A Temporal Bone Study With Clinical Implications for Surgical Reinforcement of the Round Window},
  author={Inge Wegner and Mostafa M A S Eldaebes and Thomas G. Landry and Robert B. A. Adamson and Wilko Grolman and Manohar L. Bance},
  journal={Otology \& Neurotology},
  year={2016},
  volume={37},
  pages={598–601}
}
Hypothesis: Round window reinforcement leads to conductive hearing loss. Background: The round window is stiffened surgically as therapy for various conditions, including perilymphatic fistula and superior semicircular canal dehiscence. Round window reinforcement reduces symptoms in these patients. However, it also reduces fluid displacement in the cochlea and might therefore increase conductive hearing loss. Methods: Perichondrium was applied to the round window membrane in nine fresh-frozen… 

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