Enlarged Bony Portion of the Eustachian Tube in Oculoauriculovertebral Spectrum

Department of Otolaryngology, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Japan.
Ontology & Neurotology (Impact Factor: 1.79). 12/2003; 24(6):961-2. DOI: 10.1097/00129492-200311000-00026
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