Stapedius tendon ossification: Meaning of the ossicle of Paaw

M. Álvarez-Buylla Carmino & M. Álvarez-Buylla Blanco
Introduction: Stapes tendon ossification is an uncommon ossicular congenital malformation with autosomal dominant inheritance. Globular supernumerary sesamoid bone within the stapes tendon was described by several anatomists. We have found a fixed stapes by a bony bridge between pyramidal eminence and stapes head keeping the habitually morphology and consistency of the stapedial tendon. Material and method: 40 year old female patient presented with progressive bilateral hearing loss history with similar family history. We present clinical...
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