Outcomes of Endoscopic Stapedotomy
30 September 2019 (online)
Traditional surgery for otosclerosis is performed by microscopic approach. However, in recent years, endoscopic instrumentation, techniques and knowledge have greatly improved and, in our opinion, endoscopic stapedotomy will gain increasing importance in otology in future. It is a newer prospective. The aim of this presentation is to highlight importance of endoscope over microscope, particularly the panoramic view of entire foot area, both anterior crus and posterior crus visualization, and the results associated with endoscopic technique. We conducted a study on endoscopic stapedotomy between June 2016 and May 2018 in which we operated 16 cases. Preoperative surgical findings, complications, and duration of surgery, and air bone gap improvements were analyzed. Postoperative results were very good at par with microscopic technique.