The Relationship Between Individual Ossicular Status and Conductive Hearing Loss in Cholesteatoma
Otology & Neurotology, 06/20/2012
Martins O et al. – Previous assessments of ossicular destruction have provided limited information about the relationship between ossicular destruction and ABG in cholesteatoma patients. Through the use of a new and detailed grading scale, this study reveals that the erosion of each ossicle contributes in a graded and independent manner to the increase in ABG, with the status of the incus having the most statistically significant association with ABG.