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Title
Allograft tympanoplasty : a historical perspective
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Abstract
Objective: To present the rise and decline of allograft tympanoplasty and investigate how the challenges it has faced may inform us of its future. Data Sources: Articles and books published over the last 48 years that refer to allograft tympanoplasty or its historical roots. History: The first published account of allograft tympanoplasty is by Ned Chalat in 1964; however, whether he was the first to use the technique is controversial. In 1966, Jean Marquet published the first clinically successful use of allograft tympanic membranes. Since that time, a number of surgeons have trialed both en bloc tympano-ossicular techniques and tympanomeatal techniques with separate ossicle interposition or columellar reconstruction, often with considerable success. The advent of the human immunodeficiency virus and Creutzfeldt-Jakob's disease resulted in a reduction in its application; however, a number of centers are still successfully using the technique in their current practice. Conclusion: Whether allograft tympanoplasty will have a place in the future of otology remains to be seen, but an understanding of the history of this technique is essential in evaluating its merit.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Otology and neurotology. - Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication
Philadelphia, Pa. : 2013
ISSN
1531-7129
Volume/pages
34:1(2013), p. 180-188
ISI
000312394800033
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 09.07.2017
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