Stapedoplasty – Surgical Treatment of Hearing Loss Caused by Otosclerosis

  title={Stapedoplasty – Surgical Treatment of Hearing Loss Caused by Otosclerosis},
  author={Jeļena {\vS}abovi{\vc}a and Renata Klagisa},
Otosclerosis is a primary osteodystrophy which affects a localized area within the human temporal bone. Hearing loss is the most functional deficit caused by otosclerosis. However, tinnitus is frequently reported by otosclerotic patients, especially in those patients with inner ear involvement. The best therapy in achieving a significant improvement is surgery - stapedoplasty. Analysis of early hearing results (1 month after surgery) shows efficiency of surgical treatment and improvement in… 

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Evaluated results show that stapedotomy is a safe and effective modality for improving conductive hearing loss in otosclerotic patients and air-bone gaps of patients improved significantly after operation.

Hearing results in adults after stapedotomy

  • E. KoloR. Ramalingam
  • Medicine
    Nigerian medical journal : journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
  • 2013
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