Delayed surgical treatment of traumatic hearing loss due to ossicular disruption


YILDIRIM N. , ŞAHAN M.

B-ENT, vol.4, no.4, pp.207-213, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : B-ENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-213

Abstract

Delayed surgical treatment of traumatic hearing loss due to ossicular disruption. Objective: Surgical treatment of dislocation and fracture of the middle ear ossicles is recommended to be carried out within months of the initial injury. Here we present 6 patients with traumatic ossicular injury whose surgery was delayed over I year. We evaluated the clinical and pathological changes that occurred over time and assessed the surgical outcomes in delayed cases. Methodology: Histories of the causative traumas, computerized tomography (CT) and tympanometry findings, pre- and postoperative hearing thresholds, and ossicular damages assessed at the tympanotomies were evaluated.