Bilateral ossiculoplasty in 1 case of achondroplasia

Jongyoon Jung, Chulwon Yang, Sunkyu Lee, June Choi

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    Abstract

    Achondroplasia is the most common skeletal dysplasia and it combines various complications with normal longevity. Hearing disturbance due to otitis media or an ossicular anomaly is one of the most common complications. Conductive hearing loss is suggested as the most common form of hearing loss. Temporal bone and middle ear structures are distorted in achondroplasia because of rotational change of the skull base. Authors experienced a case of an achondroplastic patient with bilateral hearing disturbance. We faced making a potential mistake during the previous operation but a favorable postoperative result occurred. Our experience could be helpful to other clinicians who face achondroplastic patients.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)142-147
    Number of pages6
    JournalKorean Journal of Audiology
    Volume17
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec

    Keywords

    • Achondroplasia
    • Conductive hearing loss
    • Ear ossicles
    • Ossicular prosthesis
    • Temporal bone

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sensory Systems
    • Speech and Hearing

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