European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 22 - Number 1
Eur J Anat, 22 (1): 23-25 (2018)

Retrieval of Ossicles by Cobbler’s Cut

Kamal Singh, Aarti Rohilla

Department of Anatomy, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

ABSTRACT As the ossicles are the smallest bones, they are well protected in temporals and pose difficulty in their retrieval. For the retrieval of the ossicles we require a method which does not disturb the normal anatomy of the tympanum along which intact bones can be taken out. Two hundred fifty temporal bones were dissected by Cobbler's cut technique to assess its efficacy and reasonability for the retrieval of the ossicles.This technique quickly exposes the middle ear cavity and helps in easy retrieval of the the ossicles with preservation of the normal anatomy of the tympanic cavity. The complete sets of ossicles were successfully retrieved in about 86-89% of cases; whereas, in only 11-14% cases we could not be able to collect the complete set of ossicles. The Cobbler’s cut technique proves to be a reasonably good method for the retrieval of intact ossicles.

Keywords: Cobbler – Ossicles

European Journal of anatomy
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