Reflections on the Epidemiology of Otosclerosis in Germany

Wolfgang Arnold
Since 1993 the diagnoses, age and gender of all inpatients in Germany are documented by the National Center of Health Statistics (Wiesbaden) according to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). We received the data of all inpatients in whom otosclerosis (ICD-9:387; ICD-10:H80) was surgically[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]