Vein versus tragal perichondrium in stapedotomy.

  title={Vein versus tragal perichondrium in stapedotomy.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Schmerber and Olivier Cuisnier and Robert Charachon and Jean-Pierre Lavieille},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  volume={25 5},
OBJECTIVE To assess, in otosclerosis surgery, whether the vein or the tragal perichondrium in stapedotomy with interposition yields the better long-term hearing outcome. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective chart review of prospectively collected audiometric data of 452 ears. SETTING Academic tertiary otology-neurotology referral center. PATIENTS Four hundred fifty-two stapedotomies with interposition were performed in 412 patients (bilateral in 40 patients) by the senior author (R.C.) between… CONTINUE READING