How i do it: Underwater endoscopic ear surgery for plugging in superior canal dehiscence syndrome

D. Yamauchi, Y. Hara, H. Hidaka, T. Kawase, Y. Katori

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Abstract

Background: Underwater endoscopic ear surgery does not require suction and so protects the inner ear from unexpected aeration that may damage its function in the treatment of labyrinthine fistula. A method of underwater endoscopic ear surgery is proposed for the treatment of superior canal dehiscence. Methods: Underwater endoscopic ear surgery was performed for plugging of the superior semicircular canal through the transmastoid approach. Saline solution was infused into the mastoid cavity through an Endo-Scrub Lens Cleaning Sheath. The tip of the inserted endoscope was filled completely with saline water. Results: Using this underwater endoscopic view, the canal was clearly dissected to expose the semicircular canal membranous labyrinth and dehiscence area. No particular complication occurred during the surgical procedure. Conclusion: The underwater endoscopic ear surgery technique for plugging in superior canal dehiscence secures an excellent visual field and protects the inner ear from unexpected aeration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-748
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume131
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Endoscopy
  • Otologic Surgical Procedures
  • Perfusion
  • Semicircular Canals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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