Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2008 Aug;51(8):761-764.

Traumatic Fracture of the Stapes Suprastructure after Head Injury

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. yscho@skku.edu

Abstract

Traumatic ossicular dislocation and fracture occur commonly after head injury. Dislocation of the incudo-stapedial and incudomalleolar joints are more common than isolated fractures of the ossicles. Fractures of the stapes suprastructure are relatively rare. We report two cases of isolated fracture of stapes suprastructure after head injury with a review of literatures, which resulted in excellent outcome after exploratory tympanotomy with ossicular reconstructions were carried out.

Keyword

Stapes; Fracture; Head injury
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