Stapes prosthesis

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

CT Temporal bones


Left stapes prothesis articulating with the oval window.

Case Discussion

Stapes reconstruction is most often used to restore conductive hearing loss in patients with otosclerosis or congenital abnormalities. Stapes reconstruction is also performed for discontinuity or fracture resulting from prior basilar skull fracture, binding cicatricial adhesions, or tympanosclerosis.1

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