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, Volume 246, Issue 5, pp 283–285 | Cite as

New perspectives on lyophilized bone allografts

  • J. -P. Maisin
  • E. Munting
  • M. Gersdorff


In 1987, at the Congress of Implants in Otology in Venice, Italy, we first presented our experiences with stored lyophilized bone allografts for reconstruction of the tympano-ossicular chain. Since then, we have extended our experiences to include reconstruction of the external bony ear canal, the filling of defects in the mastoid bone, reconstructive nasal surgery and rehabilitation of major bony defects of the face. Additionally, we have tried to improve the preparation of the bony implants used clinically and have started a multicenter collaboration with other European universities.

Key word

Lyophilized bone allografts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. -P. Maisin
    • 1
  • E. Munting
    • 2
  • M. Gersdorff
    • 3
  1. 1.ENT Orthopedic Research LaboratoryUniversity of LouvainBrusselsBegium
  2. 2.Orthopedic Research LaboratoryUniversity of LouvainBrusselsBegium
  3. 3.ENT DepartmentUniversity of LouvainBrusselsBegium

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