Stapedotomy versus stapedectomy.

  title={Stapedotomy versus stapedectomy.},
  author={Ugo Fisch},
  journal={The American journal of otology},
  volume={4 2},
  • Ugo Fisch
  • Published 1982 in The American journal of otology
The postoperative results in 392 otosclerotic ears were analyzed. Stapedotomy with wire Teflon piston does not increase the risk of postoperative fistula formation in comparison to stapedectomy with tissue graft sealing. Stapedotomy with a 0.4 mm wire Teflon piston yields poorer results in the lower frequencies 3 weeks postoperatively but results as good as those of 0.6 mm stapedotomy at 3 months and 1 year follow-up. The advantage of 0.4 mm stapedotomy is to permit creation of the desired… CONTINUE READING