ISSN 1308-7649 | E-ISSN 2148-3817
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Systematic Review of Round Window Operations for the Treatment of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
1 Department of Otolaryngology, St. George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom  
2 Department of Otolaryngology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom  
3 Department of Otolaryngology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom  
J Int Adv Otol 2019; 15: 209-214
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2019.6550
Key Words: Round window, superior semicircular canal dehiscence
Abstract

 

A review of the literature is presented to consider the role of round window (RW) operations in superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD). Primary (PubMed) and secondary sources (TRIP, Cochrane database, Best Practice, and PubMed Clinical Queries) were used to identify relevant studies. Four original studies (three case series and one case report) were identified. All were retrospective reviews and used a number of subjective and objective outcome measures to assess the efficacy of a minimally invasive, transmeatal approach to perform RW surgery for SSCD. The current evidence suggesting that RW operations for SSCD are unlikely to replace more established surgical procedures as first-line treatment may be appropriate in a select group of patients. Further multicenter, randomized controlled trials are required to establish their efficacy in patients with SSCD.

 

Cite this article as: Ahmed W, Rajagopal R, Lloyd G. Systematic Review of Round Window Operations for the Treatment of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence. J Int Adv Otol 2019; 15(2): 209-14.

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