In this book the best surgical solutions for conductive hearing loss due to ossicular fixations are thoroughly described and discussed.
The first section covers thympanosclerosis, collating all knowledge on the pathogenesis and pathology of this obscure condition, as well as the surgical methods used in fixation of the ossicular chain, when caused by myringosclerosis and tympanosclerosis.
The second section covers postinflammatory, posttraumatic, and postoperative bony fixations of the ossicular chain.
In the third section, the voluminous topic of otosclerosis, in particular the evolution of stapes surgery, the various stapedectomy and stapedotomy methods, and the complications of surgery for otosclerosis, are covered in great detail. This section also includes the problems that are encountered in otosclerosis surgery when the ear has been affected with chronic otitis.
In the fourth section, congenital ossicular fixations and defects are covered along with some new aspects on the classification and embryology of these problems.
For all topics, there is in-depth discussion of the pathogenesis and pathology of the diseases in question. Excellent hand-drawn illustrations provide a level of detail and comprehension not attainable through photography.
This book will cover tympanosclerotic, bony, and fibrous fixations, retractions, atelectasis, secretory and adhesive otitis, ventilation problems of the middle ear, cholesteatoma in the tympanic cavity and more!