We report the results of the first 38 stapes operations performed by a young surgeon. He achieved a perfect closure of the air-one gap (within 10 dB) in 89 % of the patients operated on with the laser, compared with 65 % of the patients operated on without laser. We discuss the significance of this difference, taking into account the multiple factors influencing the results. In our opinion, the laser helps a young surgeon to accelerate his learning curve in stapes surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution||The laser used by a young surgeon for stapes surgery|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revue de Laryngologie Otologie Rhinologie|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1998|