Intraoperative assessment of stapes movement.

  title={Intraoperative assessment of stapes movement.},
  author={Alexander M. Huber and Thomas O. Linder and M Ferrazzini and Stephan P C Schmid and Norbert Dillier and Sandro Johannes Stoeckli and Ugo Fisch},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={110 1},
A method is described that allows, for the first time, intraoperative vibration modes assessment of the acoustically stimulated stapes by means of scanning laser Doppler interferometry (LDI). The study was designed to answer the following questions: 1) Is LDI practical for taking measurements during surgery? 2) Are the results comparable to the findings in temporal bone preparations? and 3) Do the vibration characteristics of the stapes change after the posterior incudal ligament is detached… CONTINUE READING