Cartilage cap occlusion technique for dehiscent superior semicircular canals

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Assessment of a cartilage cap occlusion of dehiscent superior semicircular canals via a transmastoid and tegmen mini-craniotomy approach surgical technique. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Thirty-seven patients over a 2 year time period underwent cartilage cap occlusion of a dehiscent superior semicircular canal. INTERVENTION: Therapeutic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Subjective improvement and/or resolution of dizziness postoperatively. RESULTS: Of 37 patients, 29 (78%) felt much better and had resolution of their dizziness. Of 37 patients, 5 (14%) felt some definite improvement, although not complete resolution. Two patients (5%) felt their dizziness was neither better nor worse, and 1 patient (3%) felt dizziness was worse after surgery. CONCLUSION: The cartilage cap occlusion technique of dehiscent superior semicircular canals via a transmastoid and tegmen mini-craniotomy approach is a good option for managing symptomatic patients with a dehiscent superior semicircular canal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281
Number of pages1284
JournalOtology and Neurotology
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • Cartilage cap
  • Dehiscent superior semicircular canal
  • Dizziness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Clinical Neurology

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