Operative treatment for otosclerosis. Comparative study of long-term results following substitution of stapes by free cartilage grafts.

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This comparative study of long-term results following the substitution of stapes by free cartilage grafts is based on 500 stapedectomies. The patients were operated on by the same surgeon (first author) and followed-up for a period of 5-20 years. Postoperative results, compared with the results of other stapedectomy techniques, demonstrate a statistically significant difference in favour of the cartilage implant technique with respect to the overall functional success rate and the incidence of postoperative complications.

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@article{Pfaltz1984OperativeTF, title={Operative treatment for otosclerosis. Comparative study of long-term results following substitution of stapes by free cartilage grafts.}, author={C. R. Pfaltz and Karsten Rupp}, journal={Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology}, year={1984}, volume={240 1}, pages={65-72} }