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Friedmann, I. (1974) Pathology of the Ear. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford.

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  • TITLE: Hearing Outcome in Stapes Surgery Using Various Biomaterial Prostheses

    AUTHORS: Sasindran Vivek, N. K. Febin, Mathew Nidhi, B. Harikrishan

    KEYWORDS: Otosclerosis, PTFE and Titanium, AC Threshold Gain, AB Gap

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol.7 No.6, November 9, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Aims: To assess the hearing outcome in patients who have undergone stapes surgery using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and Titanium prosthesis at 1 and 3 months post operatively. Material & Methods: Research design: Prospective study. Setting: ENT department, Pushpagiri Medical College. Study population: All age groups with clinical diagnosis of otosclerosis and air-bone gap more than 15 dB irrespective of sex difference. Patients with Meniere’s disease are excluded. Method: A prospective study was conducted for a period of one and a half years from January 2014 to July 2015 to find out the hearing outcome of stapes surgery in patients with otosclerosis using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and Titanium prostheses, attending our outpatient department. Results: In this study, 84.21% of ears with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and 81.81% of ears with titanium were able to achieve good results in terms of Air-Bone gap (ABG) closure (ABG Conclusion: Stapes surgery is the surgical procedure of choice for otosclerosis. In our study, a significant hearing improvement was seen in majority of cases. None of the factors considered relevant for the success of stapes surgery like age, sex, type of prosthesis appeared to affect the post-operative hearing significantly. Hence stapes surgery can be effectively used to improve hearing in otosclerosis.