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Abnormal facial nerve course associated with stapes fixation or oval window absence: report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16283197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital minor ear malformations are very uncommon. Their etiology can be explained by the embryological development of the middle ear structures. Their classification, diagnosis and treatment pose certain problems. We report on one case of congenital stapes fixation and one case of oval window absence, both associated with an abnormal facial nerve course. Good long-term results show that performing a platinotomy or vestibulotomy in cases of congenital stapes fixation or oval window absence can be a relatively safe procedure, even in presence of deviated facial nerve course. The literature and present classifications of minor ear malformations are discussed.
Christian Martin; Alexander Oletski; Pierre Bertholon; Jean-Michel Prades
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-11-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  263     ISSN:  0937-4477     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-23     Completed Date:  2006-12-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Bellevue Hospital, St.-Etienne University Hospital Center, Boulevard Pasteur, 42055 Saint-Etienne Cedex 2, France.
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MeSH Terms
Facial Nerve / abnormalities*
Otologic Surgical Procedures
Oval Window, Ear / abnormalities*
Stapes / abnormalities*

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