Tendon preservation stapedotomy with or without KTP-532 laser has been performed on 25 cases from November 1998 to February 2000. A study of the symptoms, demographic profile, audiological impairment, surgical treatment and the resultant hearing improvement after 3 weeks and 6 weeks was done. KTP-532 laser assisted crurotomy and stapedotomy was found to be easier than the conventional method. Insertion of the prosthesis was also found to be much easier because of tendon preservation.
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|Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
|Published - 01-01-2000
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