Articles tagged with "otosclerosis"

Understanding Otosclerosis Etiology and Impacting Factors

What is the current understanding of the etiology of otosclerosis and what are the genetic and environmental factors that have been implicated in the disease? Background: A common disease characterized by a disordered bone remodeling in the otic capsule, otosclerosis has a prevalence of about 0.3 percent to 0.4 percent in the Caucasian population. In 10 […]

KTP and CO2 Laser Fiber Stapedotomy Compared

What is the safety and efficacy of the OmniGuide handheld fiber for CO2 laser stapedotomy as compared to the handheld potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser in patients undergoing stapedotomy for otosclerosis? Background: While both argon and KTP lasers can potentially have thermal effects on deep inner ear structures, CO2 lasers have been considered safer. However, […]