Fusión de los huesecillos del oído

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Definición

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

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Nombres alternativos

Causas, incidencia y factores de riesgo

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.

Signos y exámenes

Tratamiento

Grupos de apoyo

Expectativas (pronóstico)

Complicaciones

Situaciones que requieren asistencia médica

Prevención

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 & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010:chap 143.

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 08/03/2010
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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