Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 4 Issue: 5
Endoscopic Stapedotomy for Congenital Absence of Stapes
|Jiun Fong Thong, Willis SS Tsang and Michael CF Tong*|
|Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China|
|Corresponding author : Prof. Michael Tong, FAMS
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 6th Floor, LuiChe Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 30-32, NganShing Street, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
|Received: August 07, 2015 Accepted: October 09, 2015 Published: October 14, 2015|
|Citation: Thong JF, Tsang WSS, Tong MCF (2015) Endoscopic Stapedotomy for Congenital Absence of Stapes. J Otol Rhinol 4:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000252|
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.