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Ossicular discontinuity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  994674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because of the numerous and varied surgical approaches to ear pathology devised and expanded in the past two decades, we are destined to be confronted with increasingly frequent cases of ossicular defects behind an intact eardrum. Using a technique which is the converse of the established "patch" test a simple office procedure is described which may help establish the diagnosis of ossicular discontinuity in the adult with an intact eardrum. An audiogram is obtained and then a myringotomy performed with insertion of a large ventilation tube. A second audiogram is then done. A rise in the air conduction level, in the absence of fluid, is suggestive of ossicular discontinuity.
A P Keller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1976 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-25     Completed Date:  1977-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1792-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Conduction*
Ear Diseases / diagnosis
Ear Ossicles*
Hearing Tests
Tympanic Membrane / surgery

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