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Results of reconstructive mastoidectomy with homograft knee cartilage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  581602     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The technique of reconstructing the posterior canal wall with homograft knee cartilage originally described in 1972 is reviewed and refinements are presented along with additional cases. The homograft knee cartilage is used in conjunction with the homograft tympanic membrane and ossicles to rebuild the middle ear and mastoid as near as possible to anatomical configuration and function. Anatomical follow-up of one year or more is reported on 63 ears. Satisfactory results were obtained in 36 of these ears or 57% of the total. Hearing results are reported overall and in relation to different types of reconstruction. One year or more follow-up demonstrates satisfactory hearing with an air-bone gap of 20 db or less in 77% of the postoperative ears.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1978 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-24     Completed Date:  1979-03-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1912-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ear Canal / surgery
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Incus / transplantation
Malleus / transplantation
Mastoid / surgery*
Menisci, Tibial / transplantation*
Transplantation, Homologous
Tympanic Membrane / transplantation
Tympanoplasty / methods*

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