Laser stapedotomy: a comparative study of prostheses and seals.

@article{Perkins1992LaserSA,
  title={Laser stapedotomy: a comparative study of prostheses and seals.},
  author={Rodney Perkins and Francesco Curto},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1992},
  volume={102 12 Pt 1},
  pages={1321-7}
}
During the past 13 years, a number of prostheses of differing design and tissue seals have been used in laser stapedotomy for otosclerosis. This study compares the results of three different configurations of prostheses and tissue seals in a series of 53 patients. In 19, a platinum wire Teflon piston was placed in the laser stapedotomy fenestra and crimped on the long process of the incus; autologous venous blood was infiltrated into the oval window niche as a sealing mechanism. In 8 patients… CONTINUE READING