oa South African Medical Journal - Reconstruction of the sound conducting mechanism by the malleomyringoplasty and prosthesis method - progress report

Volume 45, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In this progress report on a new tympanoplastic procedure for reconstructing a disrupted sound conducting mechanism characterized by destruction of the handle of the malleus, it is shown that by reconstructing a tympanic membrane and a handle of the malleus from a patient's own tissue and by utilizing a prosthesis for reconstituting the ossicular chain, it is possible to obviate all the difficulties experienced with the conventional malleus bypass procedures or with the use of a homograft tympanic membrane and ossicular chain.

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