Significance of chondrification in the development of otosclerotic stapedial footplate.


Thirty-four otosclerotic stapes of active type were investigated histologically with hematoxylin-eosin (H-E), periodic acid-Schiff-alcine blue (PAS-AB), and/or toluidine blue stain. The results show that chondrification plays an important role in the development of otosclerosis. To date, this specific histopathologic change has not been well recognized… (More)


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