OBJECTIVE:: Auditory testing is not routinely performed within 4 to 6 weeks after stapedotomy because hearing acuity is thought to be transiently depressed. The early postoperative effects of the 1-shot carbon dioxide (CO2) laser have never been reported. The purpose of this study is to present data for auditory thresholds measured within 2 days of laser stapedotomy and at the last follow-up. STUDY DESIGN:: The study was prospective and unblinded. SETTING:: The study was conducted at the "A. Gemelli" University Hospital. METHODS:: From January to December 2008, 58 subjects underwent "1-shot" CO2 laser stapedotomies for otosclerosis. Pure-tonal audiometric test was performed preoperatively 2 days after surgery and at least 1 month after surgery during the follow-up. RESULTS:: The closure of air-bone gap began in the early postoperative period and continued to improve through the late postoperative period. Bone-conduction hearing thresholds were stable even in the early postoperative follow-up and remained stable trough all the course of the study. CONCLUSION:: Our data, supported by the literature, suggest that 1-shot CO2 laser stapedotomy is an effective and safe procedure for the treatment of otosclerosis.

Sergi, B., Scorpecci, A., Parrilla, C., Paludetti, G., Early Hearing Assessment After "One Shot" CO2 Laser Stapedotomy: Is It Helpful to Predict Inner Ear Damage and the Functional Outcome?, <<Otology and Neurootology>>, 2010; 2010 (Gennaio): 1376-1380 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/33262]

Early Hearing Assessment After "One Shot" CO2 Laser Stapedotomy: Is It Helpful to Predict Inner Ear Damage and the Functional Outcome?

Sergi, Bruno;Scorpecci, Alessandro;Parrilla, Claudio;Paludetti, Gaetano
2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:: Auditory testing is not routinely performed within 4 to 6 weeks after stapedotomy because hearing acuity is thought to be transiently depressed. The early postoperative effects of the 1-shot carbon dioxide (CO2) laser have never been reported. The purpose of this study is to present data for auditory thresholds measured within 2 days of laser stapedotomy and at the last follow-up. STUDY DESIGN:: The study was prospective and unblinded. SETTING:: The study was conducted at the "A. Gemelli" University Hospital. METHODS:: From January to December 2008, 58 subjects underwent "1-shot" CO2 laser stapedotomies for otosclerosis. Pure-tonal audiometric test was performed preoperatively 2 days after surgery and at least 1 month after surgery during the follow-up. RESULTS:: The closure of air-bone gap began in the early postoperative period and continued to improve through the late postoperative period. Bone-conduction hearing thresholds were stable even in the early postoperative follow-up and remained stable trough all the course of the study. CONCLUSION:: Our data, supported by the literature, suggest that 1-shot CO2 laser stapedotomy is an effective and safe procedure for the treatment of otosclerosis.
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Sergi, B., Scorpecci, A., Parrilla, C., Paludetti, G., Early Hearing Assessment After "One Shot" CO2 Laser Stapedotomy: Is It Helpful to Predict Inner Ear Damage and the Functional Outcome?, <<Otology and Neurootology>>, 2010; 2010 (Gennaio): 1376-1380 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/33262]
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