ISSN 1308-7649 | E-ISSN 2148-3817
Review
A Review of Surgical Nuances and Outcomes of the Reverse Stapedotomy
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Medanta -The Medicity, Haryana, India  
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India  
J Int Adv Otol 2019; 15: 151-155
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2019.6800
Key Words: Hearing loss, otosclerosis, stapes surgery, risk, treatment outcome
Abstract

The stapes surgery has evolved through different eras of technical and technological development. The current standard of care is creating a stapedotomy with piston placement, and both these aspects have multiple variations and show well-established technological advances. The conventional technique has been fairly standardized,and it offers gratifying results to both the surgeon and the patient. To overcome certain procedural risks and potential complications, the reversal of steps technique was developed and streamlined by Ugo Fisch in the early 1980s. Since its beginning, the technique has been adopted by various centers, and surgical outcomes have been demonstrated to be at par with the conventional technique, with a reduced risk of complications. The aim of the present review is to detail the various surgical nuances and outcomes of this particular technique in a comprehensive narrative manner.

 

Cite this article as: Singh A, Kumar Irugu DV, Kumar R, Verma H. A Review of Surgical Nuances and Outcomes of the Reverse Stapedotomy. J Int Adv Otol 2019; 15(1): 151-5.

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