Outcomes Following Endoscopic Stapes Surgery

Jacob B. Hunter, Alejandro Rivas

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There are limited studies describing the surgical and hearing outcomes following endoscopic stapes surgeries, despite the burgeoning interest and excitement in endoscopic ear surgery. Current studies have demonstrated that endoscopic stapes surgery is safe and has similar audiologic outcomes when compared with microscopic stapes procedures. However, preliminary studies show decreased postoperative pain in endoscopic cases compared with microscopic controls. In regards to possible endoscopic advantages, these few studies demonstrate mixed results when comparing the need to remove the bony medial external auditory canal wall to improve visualization and access to the oval window niche.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1215-1225
Number of pages11
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • Endoscopic
  • Endoscopic ear surgery
  • Outcomes
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stapedotomy
  • Stapes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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