AZ St. Elisabeth, Herentals, Belgium.
Stapes surgery: results when performing a moderate number of stapedectomies. The short term results of 40 small fenestra stapedectomies over a period of five years are presented. Closure of the air-bone gap is within 10 db in 62.5%, within 20 db in 90% of the cases, with a mean gain in air-bone gap of 27.2 db. Stapes surgery is difficult if not regularly performed. The concept of a learning curve is demonstrated in this study.
PMID: 9105478 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]