CT Temporal bones
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Left stapes prothesis articulating with the oval window.
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
- 1- Stone JA, Mukherji SK, Jewett BS et-al. CT evaluation of prosthetic ossicular reconstruction procedures: what the otologist needs to know. Radiographics. 20 (3): 593-605. Radiographics (citation) - Pubmed citation
- 2- Fritsch MH. MRI scanners and the stapes prosthesis. Otol. Neurotol. 2007;28 (6): 733-8. Pubmed citation