Stapedectomy trends for the resident

Newton J. Coker, Newton Duncan, Geoffrey L. Wright, Herman A. Jenkins, Bobby R. Alford

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Abstract

The diminishing number of cases of otosclerosis limits the training experience in stapes surgery during residency. Results are esuboptimal. Closure of the preoperative air conduction to within 10 dB of bone conduction was obtained in only 64% of resident cases. Efforts to maximize experience and improve results include closter faculty supervision, use of one stapedectomy technique, and a prospective study of individual residents' performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-113
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
Volume97
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

Keywords

  • otosclerosis
  • stapes surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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