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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2008 Aug;28(8):1391-3.

[Therapeutic effects of small fenestra stapedotomy with semiconductor diode laser: a comparison with microdrill].

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Department of Clinical Laboratory, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangzhou, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare the effects of small fenestra stapedotomy with semiconductor diode laser and microdrill in patients with otosclerosis.

METHODS:

Twenty-six patients (29 ears) undergoing stapedotomy with semiconductor diode laser and 19 patients (21 ears) with microdrill were compared for the hearing results and complication rates.

RESULTS:

No statistically significant differences were found in postoperative speech frequency and high frequency pure tone average in closing the air-bone gap between the two groups. The ears treated by stapedotomy with semiconductor diode laser showed significantly better preoperative minus the postoperative air-bone gap and milder dizziness.

CONCLUSION:

In spite of the good hearing outcomes in both groups, small fenestra stapedotomy with semiconductor diodelaser can achieve better results and reduce the incidence of complications.

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18753068
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