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stapes

 [sta´pēz]
the innermost of the three ossicles of the ear; called also stirrup. See also Plates.

sta·pes

, pl.

sta·pes

,

sta·pe·des

(stā'pēz, stā'pē-dēz), [TA]
The smallest of the three auditory ossicles; its base, or footpiece, fits into the vestibular (oval) window, whereas its head is articulated with the lenticular process of the long limb of the incus.
Synonym(s): stirrup
[Mod. L. stirrup]

stapes

/sta·pes/ (sta´pēz) [L.] the innermost of the auditory ossicles; it articulates by its head with the incus and its base is inserted into the oval window

stapes

(stā′pēz)
n. pl. stapes or stapedes (stā′pĭ-dēz′)
The innermost of the three small bones of the middle ear, shaped somewhat like a stirrup. Also called stirrup.

sta·pe′di·al (stā-pē′dē-əl) adj.

stapes

[stā′pēz]
Etymology: L, stirrup
one of the three ossicles in the middle ear, resembling a tiny stirrup, that fits into the oval window. It transmits sound vibrations from the incus to the internal ear. Compare incus, malleus. See also middle ear.

sta·pes

, pl. stapedes (stā'pēz, stā-pē'dēz) [TA]
The smallest of the three auditory ossicles; its base, or footpiece, fits into the vestibular (oval) window, while its head is articulated with the lenticular process of the long limb of the incus.
Synonym(s): stirrup.
[Mod. L. stirrup]

stapes

The innermost of the three tiny linking bones of the middle ear (auditory ossicles). The footplate of the stapes lies in the oval window in the wall of the inner ear and transmits vibration to the fluid in the COCHLEA.

stapes

the innermost of the three ear ossicles which contacts the oval window of the EAR. It is stirrup-shaped.

stapes

the innermost of the three ossicles of the ear; called also stirrup.
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Most reported cases of CSF leaks related to stapes surgery are congenital (X-linked progressive mixed deafness), although adults affected by otosclerosis can also experience this complication during surgery.
In total, 83 participants were included and divided into two different groups: malleus assembly to the stapes head (MASH), and TM assembly to the stapes head (TASH).
3) Stapes surgery is considered successful when air-bone gap is closed to less than 10 dB.
The hearing loss is due to malposition of the stapes on the oval window.
On the other hand, the choice of an ambiguous Several in his title is a good indication that Stape rejects Karl's limitation of Conrad's lives to three as too convenient, too limited--the count having begun in 1965 with Leo Gurko's The Two Lives of Joseph Conrad-- and, at the same time, the choice emphasizes Stapes contention that Conrad's life is too elusive to be reduced to categories, even those which Conrad himself provided--Pole, seaman, writer--or, as Stape informs us, "The present book thus is deliberately constrained, addressing not the work and the life, but, rather, as its title suggests, the lives, in the hope of offering a portrait of a man who was so unremittingly private" (SL, xxiv).
Patients in Group B underwent stapedectomy in which two third of stapes footplate was removed and prosthesis placed with interposition of Teflon piston as in stapedotomy.
In addition to neurosurgery, doctors do a wide range of surgeries including cosmetic, gynecological, oral, ear, nose and throat, pediatric dentistry and podiatry, Stapes said.
Young adults should have baseline assessment for later comparison, and adults experiencing tinnitus (ringing), often an early symptom of a fixed stapes, should undergo audiologic assessment.
The abnormal bone fixates the stapes in the oval window and interferes with sound passing waves to the inner ear.
The smallest bone is the stapes (STAY-peez), the stirrup-shaped bone in your ear.
OBJECTIVE: Comparing the endoscopic and microscopic approaches in stapes surgery, and establishing the surgical approach that allows better results in terms of visualization of the middle ear structures and aids assistant's training.
Pre Bid Conference: The City of Seat Pleasant, MD is requesting bids for a four year copier machine lease that will include support services, toner and copier stapes.