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Otosclerosis Surgery
(Middle Ear Ossicular Calcification)

It is a disease that can lead to hearing loss, resulting in the prevention of the transmission of sound to the inner ear. The disease, which usually affects the stirrup bone of 3 small bones in the ear, causes hearing problems. In the diagnosis of the disease, an abnormal formation in the stirrup called stapes is observed. This new abnormal formation prevents the sadness from moving over the bone structure and does not allow sound waves to be transmitted to the inner ear; as a result patients experience hearing loss.

What are the Symptoms of Otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis often presents with symptoms such as tinnitus and hearing loss. Some patients have unilateral hearing loss and some patients have bilateral hearing loss. In the first stage, light sound begin to be inaudible. Over time, it may cause consequences such as loss of balance, dizziness and heavy hearing. Symptoms of the disease vary from person to person.

How to Diagnose Otosclerosis?

In the diagnosis of the disease, hearing tests and examinations performed by otolaryngologists are sufficient. In order to measure the level of otosclerosis, patients are examined with special devices (diapozone). Loss at ear level detected in hearing measurements helps in diagnosis.

How is Otosclerosis Surgery Performed?

For surgery, the otosclerosis level must be above a certain level. In cases where this level is reached, otosclerosis surgery called stapedectomy is performed. After the removal of the stirrup, which is restricted in movement due to the abnormal bone condition, a prothesis is placed in the relevant area.

What Kind Of Situation Can Patients Face After Otosclerosis Surgery?

Some patients may experience pain, dizziness and nausea after surgery. Patients should not lift heavy loads or travel by plane for 2 months after the operation. At the same time, diving, straining etc. actions that create a pressure effect on the ear should also be avoided. Although the process determined for full recovery varies from patient to patient, the average is 2-3 months.

How To Treat Intra Ear Tumors?

Glomus Vagale tumor is a type of tumor that is more difficult to surgically remove than other tumors and carries some risks. In Glomus Jugulare and Glomus Tympanicum tumors located in the ear bone, the surgery is usually completed with incisions starting from behind the ear or behind the ear and extending to the upper part of the neck. In such cases, angiography and embolization applications may be needed.