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Prediction of stapes footplate thickness based on the level of hearing loss in otosclerosis

August 10, 2012  |  Hadi Samimi-Ardestani, MD; Mohammadtaghi Khorsandi-Ashtiani, MD; Elmira Ghoujeghi, MD; Mohsen Rajati, MD; Mahtab Rabbani-Anari, MD; Aman Ghoujeghi, MD


During surgical treatment of a patient with otosclerosis, the probability of success depends in large part on the extent of the surgeon’s experience. Therefore, predicting the preoperative severity of disease may help determine the choice of surgeon based on...

Congenital fixation of the head of the stapes in three family members

August 16, 2011  |  Stephen J. Wetmore, MD and Andrew F.L. Gross, MD


We conducted a retrospective chart review at a university hospital on a family that exhibited a rare cause of conductive hearing loss. Four male patients of this family had congenital conductive hearing loss. Three of these family members underwent bilateral ossiculoplasty, a...

Traumatic perilymphatic fistula secondary to stapes luxation into the vestibule: A case report

May 1, 2011  |  Li-Ser Khoo, FRCR and Tiong-Yong Tan, FRCR


A penetrating ear injury with a perilymphatic fistula is not an uncommon occurrence in otolaryngologic practice, but stapes luxation is rare. We report the case of an 11-year-old boy who developed a traumatic perilymphatic fistula secondary to an atypical stapes luxation into...

Incus augmentation with glass ionomer cement in primary and revision stapes surgery

December 17, 2010  |  Gediz Murat Serin, MD, Behram Çam, MD, Ufuk Derinsu, PhD, Murat Sari, MD, and Çağlar Batman, MD


In stapedotomy, augmentation of the long process of the incus is necessary when the structure is too short or thin or when the bone has been eroded to the point that it is not possible to satisfactorily attach a piston prosthesis to it. One substance that has been used to...

Revision stapedectomy

December 1, 2009  |  William H. Lippy, MD, FACS and Leonard P. Berenholz, MD, FACS

Complete obstruction of the stapes footplate by a dehiscent facial nerve in stapedectomy

November 1, 2009  |  Vanessa S. Rothholtz, MD, MSc and Hamid R. Djalilian, MD

Applebaum incudostapedial prosthesis

September 1, 2009  |  James Lin, MD and Jose N. Fayad, MD

Preoperative considerations and indications for revision stapedectomy

August 1, 2009  |  William H. Lippy, MD, FACS and Leonard P. Berenholz, MD, FACS

Post-stapedectomy cochlear otosclerosis

April 1, 2009  |  Fred Linthicum Jr., MD

Extruding stapes prosthesis

January 1, 2009  |  Eric P. Wilkinson, MD and John W. House, MD

Primary stapedectomy: The surgery

December 1, 2008  |  William H. Lippy, MD, FACS and Leonard P. Berenholz, MD, FACS

Pearls on the presentation and diagnosis of otosclerosis

February 1, 2008  |  William H. Lippy, MD and Leonard P. Berenholz, MD


Since the 1960s, our group has performed more than 18,000 primary and revision stapedectomies for the treatment of otosclerosis. All of the patient histories, surgical findings, and hearing results pertinent to these cases have been entered into a database at our clinic. The...


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