surgical removal of a stapes (a sound-conducting bone in the middle ear) that cannot move to transmit sound; performed to treat hearing loss caused by otosclerosis
Surgical removal of the stapes.
Removal of the stapes bone to treat otosclerosis (hardening of the bone). A prosthesis or artificial stapes may be implanted.
an outpatient surgical procedure done under local or general anesthesia through the ear canal with an operating microscope
a procedure in which one, two, or all of the middle ear bones are surgically replaced with a prosthetic implant
A stapedectomy is a surgical procedure of the middle ear performed to improve hearing. If the stapes footplate is fixed in position, rather than being normally mobile, then a conductive hearing loss results. There are two major causes of stapes fixation.