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A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear.

[Latin ossiculum, diminutive of os, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

os·sic′u·lar (ŏ-sĭk′yə-lər), os·sic′u·late (-lĭt) adj.
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Adj.1.ossicular - pertaining to the ossicles in the middle ear
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After that various graft material have been tried by numerous surgeons in different times across the world.4 Tympanoplasty is the surgery of reconstruction of Tympanic Membrane (TM) perforation and ossicular chain after clearance of disease from middle ear cleft.
Inclusion criteria only included patients with cartilage ossiculoplasty with partial ossicular reconstruction in the presence of stapes superstructure.
Its surgical application has been described in a number of pathologies, most notably cholesteatoma, tympanic membrane perforation, ossicular chain disruption/ fixation, and cochlear implantation.
Ossicular chain injuries are rare complications of skull trauma through the temporal bone.
Data collected was based on the objectives of the audit and included: patient demographics, pathology, HIV status (if documented), intraoperative findings (perforation size and ossicular chain integrity), surgical technique, grafting material, ossiculoplasty, experience level of surgeon, clinical findings at follow up visits, audiological status of the affected and contralateral ear pre- and postoperatively.
In this study, we investigated effects of titanium prosthesis shaft stabilization with a cartilage shoe in the oval window in patients with COMC who had undergone CWDT operation with the usage of total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP) on auditory functions in early and late periods.
Abbreviations COM--chronic otitis media COMC--chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma COMWC--chronic otitis media without cholesteatoma CWU--canal wall-up CWD--canal wall-down ABG--air-bone gap dB--decibel PTA--pure-tone audiometry PORP--partial ossicular replacement prosthesis TORP--total ossicular replacement prosthesis The aim of the present study was to evaluate preoperative and postoperative functional results using canal wall-up (CWU) and canal wall-down (CWD) techniques of tympanoplasty.
During a revision surgery, a yellowish tissue was resected by removing the ossicular chain.
TM rupture, ossicular disruption, cochlear damage, and wound inflicted by foreign body in the ear are the common auditory damage sustained by victims.
The presented study developed a new, innovative, and more detailed microgrinding method of the human middle ear to produce a computer supported 3D model of the in situ positioned, anatomically correct ossicular chain in the tympanic cavity.
The mechanism of hearing involves conduction of mechanical vibrations along the ossicular chain to the inner ear [1].