Instrumentation and technologies in endoscopic ear surgery

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2013 Apr;46(2):211-25. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2012.10.005.


This article covers state-of-the-art instruments and devices specially designated for endoscopic ear surgery. New technologies stimulate the creation of special endoscopic equipment and microinstruments specially designed to satisfy the exclusive requirements of endoscopic ear surgery, which contribute to the progress of the procedure. The article presents the advantages and disadvantages of working with ear endoscopes and details the advances in equipment used in ear endoscopies. New instruments specially modified for working with angled-vision endoscopes and considerations of the surgeon's use of them are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear / diagnosis
  • Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear / surgery*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Safety
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsurgery / instrumentation*
  • Otologic Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Otologic Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Otoscopes*
  • Otoscopy / methods
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Treatment Outcome