Endoscopic Stapedotomy for Congenital Absence of Stapes
Objective: To describe our experience with endoscope-assisted stapedotomy in a patient with congenital absence of stapes.
Patient: Female patient with bilateral congenital absence of stapes.
Intervention: Endoscopic stapedotomy.
Results: The patient recovered well with closure of air-bone gap on pure-tone audiogram postoperatively.
Conclusion: A rare case of congenital absence of stapes managed by endoscopic-assisted surgery is presented. The aetiology of this condition and the relative benefits of using the endoscope in such cases of congenital middle ear malformation are discussed.