Hearing loss is very common and has a significant impact on the day to day lives of millions of people across the world. It is already posted withing another thread on the hearing aid discussion section, but I thought there might be some benefit to posting it here. What is Laser Stapedotomy? It excludes other conditions with “fistula” tests due to a dehiscent semi circular canal from cholesteatoma and the superior canal dehiscence syndrome. Descriptions of “spontaneous” PLF with no trauma history followed. M. During the first four days after surgery the incision behind the ear should be gently cleaned, once a day, with a cotton ball moistened with rubbing alcohol, dried with a clean cotton ball, then a thin coating of antibiotic first-aid ointment applied along the incision.
Using carbon dioxide lasers during laser stapedotomy enables the creation of tiny and accurately placed holes, without causing temperature increase inside the ear. Shinbarger , L. Also very unusual. Patients who have undergone a stapedectomy operation, are prone to developing perilymph fistulas. Laser stapedotomy is performed on only one ear at a time. Rice (1958) ‘Endolymphatic oxygen tension in the cochlea of the guinea pig’. How to prepare for Laser Stapedotomy?