Otolaryngology Online Journal

- Otolaryngology Online Journal (2012) Volume 2, Issue 1

Endoscopic stapedectomy our experience

Stapedecomy traditionally is performed using operating microscope. Eventhough it is a time tested procedure, it had its own draw backs. In patients with excessive bony overhang it would be difficult to access the middle ear cavity using operating microscope. Using Endoscope authors were able to circumvent these difficulties. Endoscopic examination of middle ear cavity was in vogue since 1992. 10 Advantages of using endoscope include: Excellent exposure, visualization of entire middle ear cavity with ease, excellent crystal clear images. All the steps of stapedectomy could easily be performed using endoscope. Only flip side being the use of only one hand for the entire procedure as the non dominant hand will be holding the endoscope

Author(s): Balasubramanian Thiagarajan,Venkatesan Ulaganathan

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