Forty-eight physicians (68%) indicated that they prefer to do a stapedotomy and 19 (27%) performed mostly stapedectomy.
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Even though opinions within the field differ, current standards of practice for these cases can be drawn from these questions and responses. Standards of care might include use of ENG, a trial of diuretics, and a CT scan prior to stapes surgery in patients with a balance problem and hearing loss suggestive of otosclerosis.
This research is under consideration for publication in the journal Otology and Neurotology.
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