A comparison of CO2 laser versus traditional stapedectomy outcomes.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207707
Title:
A comparison of CO2 laser versus traditional stapedectomy outcomes.
Authors:
Ryan, S; Thornton, M A; Kieran, S; Charles, D
Affiliation:
Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin. stephen.ryan@ucd.ie
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2009 Jul-Aug;102(7):218-20.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207707
PubMed ID:
19772003
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to audit the introduction of the use of the CO2 laser into our department and to compare hearing outcomes and complication rates in patients who underwent either laser or mechanical stapedectomy. We found that the use of laser is at least as safe as the traditional approach with regards the rate of post-operative complications. One patient in the laser group suffered prolonged post-operative tinnitus, whilst one patient in the traditional group suffered prolonged post-operative vertigo. There was no evidence, however, of improved Air-Bone Gap closure compared to the traditional approach (Pre- and Post-Op Air Bone Gaps of 34 +/- 3 and 9 +/- 2 for laser stapedectomy versus 35 +/- 4 and 13 +/- 2 for traditional stapedectomy (mean +/- SEM)). In summary, therefore, CO2 laser surgery for otosclerosis is a safe surgical procedure resulting in similar hearing outcomes to that obtained following mechanical stapes surgery.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Humans; Ireland; Lasers, Gas/*therapeutic use; Otosclerosis/surgery/*therapy; Stapes Surgery/adverse effects/*methods; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

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dc.contributor.authorRyan, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThornton, M Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKieran, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCharles, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:40:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:40:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:40:01Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2009 Jul-Aug;102(7):218-20.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19772003en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207707-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to audit the introduction of the use of the CO2 laser into our department and to compare hearing outcomes and complication rates in patients who underwent either laser or mechanical stapedectomy. We found that the use of laser is at least as safe as the traditional approach with regards the rate of post-operative complications. One patient in the laser group suffered prolonged post-operative tinnitus, whilst one patient in the traditional group suffered prolonged post-operative vertigo. There was no evidence, however, of improved Air-Bone Gap closure compared to the traditional approach (Pre- and Post-Op Air Bone Gaps of 34 +/- 3 and 9 +/- 2 for laser stapedectomy versus 35 +/- 4 and 13 +/- 2 for traditional stapedectomy (mean +/- SEM)). In summary, therefore, CO2 laser surgery for otosclerosis is a safe surgical procedure resulting in similar hearing outcomes to that obtained following mechanical stapes surgery.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshLasers, Gas/*therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshOtosclerosis/surgery/*therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshStapes Surgery/adverse effects/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_GB
dc.titleA comparison of CO2 laser versus traditional stapedectomy outcomes.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRoyal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin. stephen.ryan@ucd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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