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80th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

20.05. - 24.05.2009, Rostock

Stapes surgery with four types of prostheses

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Petar Rouev - HNO Abt., St. Ivan Rilski Hospital Stara Zagora, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  • Rumiana Mihailova - HNO Abt., Krankenhaus "Dr. Ivan Seliminski" Sliven, Sliven, Bulgarien
  • Jordan Kotov - HNO Abt., Krankenhaus "Dr. Ivan Seliminski" Sliven, Sliven, Bulgarien
  • Dimitar Mihailov - Uni-HNO-Klinik Stara Zagora, Stara Zagora, Bulgarien

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 80. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Rostock, 20.-24.05.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc09hnod283

DOI: 10.3205/09hnod283, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-09hnod2838

Published: April 17, 2009

© 2009 Rouev et al.
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Introduction: The objective of this study was to evaluate the hearing results of stapes surgery with 4 different stapes prostheses.

Methods: From June 2005 to October 2008, 20 consecutive patients affected by otosclerosis underwent stapes surgery and peri-operative data were analyzed. There were 12 women and 8 men in the study group (mean age, 46.6 +/- 8.19 years) at surgery.

Results: Pre-operative and post-operative hearing results after primary stapes surgery by implantation of different type of prostheses performed by the same author (P.R.) were reviewed. For the stapes surgery (10 cases with stapedotomia; 10 cases with 1/3 posterior stapedectomia) we used 20 pistons with diameter 0.6 mm: 6 Fluoroplastic Piston, 10 K-Piston-Titanium, 2 Richards Platinum Fluoroplastic Piston, 2 SMart Stapes Piston.

Conclusions: Results demonstrate that experienced surgeon in stapes surgery may achieve comparable results with different types of pistons.

Keywords: otosclerosis, stapes surgery, stapedotomia, stapedectomia, piston