Revision Stapes Surgery

Curr Otorhinolaryngol Rep. 2022 Mar;10(1):40-48. doi: 10.1007/s40136-021-00379-x. Epub 2022 Jan 24.


Purpose of review: This review briefly covers the history of stapedectomy, discusses the indications and problems encountered with revision surgery, and provides case examples with solutions.

Recent findings: Revision surgery is challenging and successful outcome even in the most experienced specialists is 45-71%, which is far less than that of primary surgery.

Summary: Careful evaluation of the reasons for reoperation, anticipation of the common problems, and patient education on reasonable expectations are all very important for success.

Keywords: Incus erosion; Otosclerosis; Revision stapes surgery; Stapedectomy; Stapedotomy; Stapes prosthesis.