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The morphological findings of malleus and incus in a case of Marfan's syndrome.
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PMID:  22252411     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In Marfan's syndrome, which is a connective tissue disorder of hereditary origin, collagenous tissue development and bone synthesis are generally altered in addition to the occurrence of many systemic deformities. External ear, stapes, and vestibular aqueduct pathologies are reported as some of the otological deformities. However, the malleus and incus pathologies of the ear are not reported in any study. In the morphometric measurements carried out, the distance between the malleus head and manubrium was found to be 9.8 mm. When similar measurements were carried out for the incus, the distance between the upper part of the incus body and tip of the long process was found to be 6.9 mm. All of these measurements were detected to be greater than in normal people. It can be concluded from this study that in Marfan's syndrome, in addition to the musculoskeletal alterations particularly in bone synthesis, the ossicular chain in the middle ear is also affected.
Muhammed Fatih Evcimik; Fazil Emre Ozkurt; Ahmet Karavus; Tarik Sapci
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-4995     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul Nisa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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