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footplate

 [foot´plāt]
the flat portion of the stapes, which is set into the oval window on the medial wall of the middle ear.

base of sta·pes

[TA]
the flat portion of the stapes to which the limbs attach that fits in the oval window.
Synonym(s): basis stapedis [TA], footplate1, foot-plate

footplate

/foot·plate/ (-plāt) the flat portion of the stapes, which is set into the oval window on the medial wall of the middle ear.

base of sta·pes

(bās stā'pēz)
The flat portion of the stapes that fits in the oval window.
Synonym(s): basis stapedis [TA] , foot-plate.

ped·i·cel

(ped'i-sel)
The secondary process of a podocyte, which helps form the visceral capsule of a renal corpuscle.
Synonym(s): foot process, footplate (2) , foot-plate.
[Mod. L. pedicellus, dim. of L. pes, foot]

footplate

the flat portion of the stapes, which is set into the oval window on the medial wall of the middle ear.
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We found no significant relationship between sex and footplate thickness, or between age and thickness.
On histologic analysis of stapes footplate fragments, the pathologic process in otosclerosis can be classified into three stages: spongiotic, fibrotic, and sclerotic.
In our study, we classified footplate thickness into four grades and then, for more reliability, into two groups.
In a study by Gros et al, histologic examination of the stapes footplate fragments revealed that most otosclerotic lesions were fibrotic; among the remainder, sclerotic lesions were more common than spongiotic lesions.
Cherukupally et al showed that bony ankylosis of the footplate was associated with an air-bone gap of greater than 30 dB.
Our study protocol would have been better if we had been able to use a measurement technique to assess footplate thickness more precisely and if we could have eliminated all bias.
Stapes surgery requires complex surgical skills and experience to achieve good results, is In order to make an estimation of the thickness of the footplate and the amount of drilling required to create a fenestra, several studies have tried to establish the value of multislice computed tomography (CT) in otosclerosis.
Our study showed that when operating on otosclerotic patients who have high hearing thresholds, surgeons may encounter higher grades of footplate thickness intraoperatively.
More studies that measure footplate thickness as a quantitative parameter and the relationship between footplate thickness and the histologic pattern of otosclerotic lesions are needed.
Histologic changes on stapedial footplate in otosclerosis.
All 30 of the otosclerosis patients were positive for measles virus on RT-PCR of footplate material, whereas the five controls with temporal bone carcinoma were all negative (no tissue samples could be obtained from the controls with Meniere's dise ase).