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Otosclerosis

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Definition

Hereditary resorption of endochondral bone and disordered deposition of bone localised to the otic capsule.1

Incidence

Estimates vary but histological evidence of otosclerosis has been demonstrated in up to 10% of Caucasians;2 more recent studies suggest this may be an overestimate, with the true figure between 2.5- 4%.3 Approximately 2% of the British population are symptomatic.4

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