Round window atresia and its effect on sound transmission.

  title={Round window atresia and its effect on sound transmission.},
  author={Thomas E. Linder and Furong Ma and Alex Huber},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  volume={24 2},
OBJECTIVE To document isolated round window atresia and to discuss its impact on current theories of inner ear function. PATIENTS AND STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of isolated round window atresia suggesting an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern and review of current concepts of cochlear macromechanics. SETTING Tertiary referral center. RESULTS The unexpected finding of isolated round window atresia in two female patients of the same family was confirmed intraoperatively as well… CONTINUE READING


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