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Dr. Hasan
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In 1966 I had a stapedectomy on my right ear at the

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In 1966 I had a stapedectomy on my right ear at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by Mr Brownlee-Smith. It was successful and my hearing was greatly improved. However now it is deteriorating and I wish to know if the connecting bones, if replaced, between the inner and outer drum were made from metal or plastic. I am due to have a scan to establish the cause of the recent loss. An MRI would be inappropriate if metal.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. I'm Dr. Hasan and I'll try to help you. I am reviewing your question and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 1 year ago.

Thanks a lot for waiting. I am Assistant Professor of ENT and can guide you. Have you had a pure tone audiometry test recently? Regards

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 1 year ago.

Yes I am going to call you.

Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 1 year ago.

Hello sir, I have found a study for you. Please visit the link given below;

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17948354

According to this, you can go for MRI even if you have metallic prosthesis.

Regards