Fusión de los huesecillos del oído

Definición

Es la unión de los huesos del oído interno: martillo, yunque y estribo.

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Causas

La fusión puede ser causada por:

  • Anomalía al nacer (congénita)
  • Infección
  • Lesión

Síntomas

La fusión de los huesos lleva a que se presente hipoacusia, debido a que los huesos no se están moviendo ni vibrando en reacción a las ondas sonoras.

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Referencias

Torres AI, Backous DD. Clinical assessment and surgical treatment of conductive hearing loss. In Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al. eds. Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010:chap 143.

House JW, Cunningham CD III. Otosclerosis. In Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al. eds. Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010:chap 144.

O’Handley JG, Tobin EJ, Shah AR. Otorhinolaryngology. In: Rakel RE, ed. Textbook of Family Medicine. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 19.

Revision

Last reviewed 8/30/2012 by Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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