Original Article

Results of Stapes Surgery in Our Clinic


  • Reşit Murat Açıkalın
  • Cemal Hacı
  • Zafer Gezginadam
  • Mehti Şalvız
  • Ali Alper Bayram
  • Müge Darcan
  • Murat Haluk Özkul

Received Date: 11.02.2015 Accepted Date: 07.05.2015 Med Bull Haseki 2015;53(4):286-289


The aim of this study was to analyze the results of stapes surgery, which is done to improve the air-bone gap in otosclerosis, and to show its benefit in hearing.


We retrospectively analyzed 42 patients in terms of audiologic evaluation results, smoking status, tinnitus and complications. Air-bone gap closure was classified as successful (gap <10 dB), partially successful, (gap >10 dB) and unsuccessful (no gap closure or worse).


The mean preoperative air-bone gap was 37.43 dB. Air-bone gap closure was successful or partially successful in 39 patients (92.86%) and unsuccessful in two patients (4.76). There was no relationship between the success of the surgery and smoking. All 42 had tinnitus preoperatively. Tinnitus healed in 28 patients postoperatively. One patient had tympanic membrane perforation postoperatively.


Although there are some complications, stapes surgery in patients with otosclerosis is a reliable and effective option.

Keywords: Otosclerosis, stapedotomy

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