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Tiny bones, especially the malleus, incus, and stapes in the middle ear.
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The middle ear ossicles are uniquely shaped structures that collect sound waves from the tympanic membrane (TM) and conduct them to the inner ear.
Type-1 tympanoplasty is simple repair of the tympanic membrane without reconstruction of the middle ear ossicles.
9) Many patients were reported to have conductive hearing loss due to fusion of the ear ossicles.
The HRCT scan gives a good to excellent radiosurgical correlation for the middle ear ossicles in our cases, and this is also the experience that others have reported.
I have not encountered the potential ones such as dislocating the middle ear ossicles or others.
The ear ossicles are the smallest bones in the human body and are among the rarest of human fossils recovered.
Several unusual BAs have been reported, including retropharyngeal abscesses, (2,3,20) pharyngoceles, (4) duplicate middle ear ossicles, (5) and intrathyroidal masses and abscesses.
Alternately, as the middle ear ossicles are synovial joints, (23) it is possible that these joints can become painful, as do other synovial joints, and that ear manipulation affects these joints in a similar way that spinal manipulation affects zygapophyseal joints.
Ontogenetic and phylogenetic transformations of the ear ossicles in marsupial mammals.