stapedius


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stapedius

(stəˈpiːdɪəs)
n
the small muscle in the inner ear attached to and controlling the stapes
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Following the joint disarticulation, the stapedius tendon is excised.
Preserving the stapedius tendon can be done with laser.
The stapedius tendon and chorda tympani nerve are seen in the foreground.
(Cristell, Hutchinson, & Alessio, 1998)Increased body temperature and release of chemical substances, which cause the changes in metabolic activity, (Lindgren & Axelsson, 1988)possible inhibition of the stapedius reflex during exercise (Colletti et al., 1991)have been suggested as possible explanations.
Acoustic immittance test showed A-shaped tympanometry curves of both ears as well as normal acoustic reflex thresholds of ipsilateral and crossed stapedius muscles.
Cochleostapedial reflex is acoustic reflex produced by contraction of the stapedius muscle and used in topographical diagnosis of facial nerve pathology.
Acoustic stapedius muscle reflex in mercury-exposed Andean children and adults.
Besides, many studies use contralateral elicitors and do not include measures to discard the influence of stapedius muscle contractions [12,13].
In addition, low-frequency conductive hearing loss or hyperacusis of bone conduction in pure tone audiometry (PTA) with normal findings on tympanometry, acoustic stapedius reflex, and Gelle's test may also lead to a positive SSCD diagnosis.
The middle ear contains ossicles, nerves and muscles (stapedius and tensor tympani).
As acoustic reflex test implies the intensity of stapedius through movement of tympanic membrane through generation of a loud sound.
Otologic assessment included micro-otoscopy, pure-tone audiometry, tympanometry, and stapedius reflex measurement to verify normal middle ear function.