Tympanosclerosis of the stapes: hearing results for various surgical treatments.

  title={Tympanosclerosis of the stapes: hearing results for various surgical treatments.},
  author={Neil Giddings and John W House},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={107 5},
When tympanosclerosis involves the tympanic membrane or the lateral ossicles, treatment is usually straightforward and uncomplicated. When the stapes is involved, therapy is more controversial and may be more difficult. We report our results in 154 patients who underwent different surgical procedures for tympanosclerosis of the stapes. Followup was up to 10 years. Pure-tone average threshold was significantly improved (p < 0.05) in patients who underwent mobilization procedures or stapedectomy… CONTINUE READING

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