Saturday, May 07, 2005

Mom's new ear

Ear anatomy
Originally uploaded by jacquichris.
The surgery was uncomplicated and quick. Upon exploration of the middle ear, Dr. Labadie determined the incus was too trashed to salvage and so did not spend a lot of time reuniting it with the malleus. Instead, both bones were removed and a prosthesis was introduced to help convey sound vibrations from the tympanum to the stapes. The external canal was packed with biodegradable material and then a cotton ball placced on top.


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