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Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Apr;81(4):274-6, 278.

Congenital absence of the incus bilaterally without other otologic anomalies: a new case report.

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Departments of Otolaryngology and Communication Disorders, Children's Hospital, Boston, USA.


We describe only the third reported case of congenital, bilaterally absent includes that were not accompanied by another otologic abnormality. This condition was detected in a 3-year-old boy who was being evaluated for a hearing impairment and speech and language delay. The patient was treated with partial ossicular replacement prostheses, which resulted in an improvement in his hearing.

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