stapedectomy

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stapedectomy

[‚stā·pə′dek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical reconstruction of the junction of the ossicular chain of the middle ear with the oval window of the inner ear, fixed in place by otosclerosis.
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Learning how to assign modifiers is easier than learning how to perform neck dissections and stapedectomies. There are a limited number of modifiers, and most are fairly straightforward, although there will always be some differences of opinion.
Although I speak only for myself, I am quite sure that surgeons who are considered to be otologists/neurotologists do many more stapedectomies, chronic ear procedures, cochlear implants, tympanoplasties, and procedures for benign and malignant tumors of the ear canal and pinna than they do intracranial or medial temporal bone procedures.
In laryngologic and oral surgery, the laser enhances patient recovery and provides a clean, bloodless field for tonsillectomies, stapedectomies, stapedotomies, thyroidectomies, and laryngeal papilloma removals.
In this article, we review our experience with 200 stapedectomies performed at two hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan.
A series of 300 stapedectomies was performed between Aug.