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ossicle

[′äs·ə·kəl]
(anatomy)
Any of certain small bones, as those of the middle ear.
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various calcareous bodies.
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Patients were evaluated preoperatively to check the continuity of the ossicular chain using a patch test with chitin sheets or a piece of wet cotton.
In this study, we aimed to compare the hearing benefits of patients who underwent reconstruction with incus interposition and hydroxyapatite partial ossicular replacement prosthesis due to an incus defect.
One of the important advantages of the CT scan is the detection of early cholesteatoma with subtle bony erosion or ossicular displacement.
However, open surgery and ossicular chain reconstruction should be conducted instead for middle ear- involved external auditory canal cholesteatoma, widely invasive cholesteatoma and infectious foci, intracranial and extracranial complications, and necrotic osteitis, aiming to allow dry ear canal by eliminating foci.
The most common otoscopic findings were central perforation with ossicular necrosis and granulations/ polypoidal mucosa (23% each), followed by cholesteatoma with granulations (16%).
The chronic inflammation leads to deposition of hyalinized collagen that can calcify, often associated with calcification of the ossicular ligaments and tendons.
1); ossicular chain (ear bone) dislocation (240212.
Middle ear is a closed gas containing space and pressures as low as 5 psi can rupture the tympanic membrane, with higher pressures even ossicular chain can be damaged.
High-resolution computerized tomography (HRCT) of temporal bone revealed soft tissue mass in middle ear cleft and ossicular destruction suggestive of cholesteatoma and Luc's abscess formation at left temporal bone (Fig.
Four institutions had only 50%, 56%, 67% and 78% of this equipment, as well as poor access to a functioning mastoid drill for mastoidectomies; no ossicular prostheses for middle ear reconstructive surgery; and no microlaryngoscopy sets for vocal cord surgery.