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ISRN Otolaryngology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 932849, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/932849
Research Article

Comparison of Nitinol Stapes Pistons with Conventional Stapes Pistons: A Cadaver Study

148th Medical Group, ENT Department, Unit 5201, Box 230, Suffolk, IP279PN, UK
2Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431-1100, USA

Received 30 March 2011; Accepted 14 May 2011

Academic Editors: B. Black, T. Just, C. Suárez, and M. von Unge

Copyright © 2011 Samuel A. Spear and James V. Crawford. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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