Advances in Ear Surgery

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Otolaryngology".

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Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: laryngopharyngel reflux; vocal fold paralysis; bloodless laser surgery; nasal tumors; endoscopic sinus surgery; endoscopic middle ear surgery
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1st Academic ENT Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, 546 36 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: hearing rehabilitation; middle and inner ear; ear surgery; cochlear implantation; auditory brainstem responses; facial nerve electrophysiology
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Dear Colleagues,

Endoscopic Middle ear surgery(EES) has been around for a while now and yet there is still a lot of scepticism behind its real value and whether it can fully or partially replace classic Microscopic ear surgery. For the last decade there are more Endoscopic ear surgery courses than traditional temporal bone courses for young aspiring ear surgeons eager to learn otology.

The aim of this special issue is to cover all issues related to EES aspects. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Endoscopic Tympanoplasty
  • Endoscopic Ossiculoplasty
  • Endoscopic Stapes Surgery
  • Endoscopic Cochlear Impanatation
  • Endoscopic Mastoid Surgery
  • Truly Scarless Endoscopic Ear Surgery with sunthetic Grafs
  • Issues of Training: Endoscopic Ear Surgery Courses v "Traditional" Temporal Bone Courses etc

Dr. Petros D. Karkos
Dr. George K. Psillas
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • endoscope
  • tympanoplasty
  • ossiculoplasty
  • cochlear implant
  • temporal bone
  • mastoidectomy
  • stapedectomy
  • atticoantrostomy

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Factors Influencing Treatment Success in Cholesteatoma Management: A Cross-Sectional Study
by Sarah Alshehri, Mohammed Abdullah M. Al Shalwan, Abdulkhaliq Abdullah A. Oraydan, Abdulrahman Saeed H. Almuaddi and Ahmed Jubran A. Alghanim
J. Clin. Med. 2024, 13(9), 2606; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm13092606 - 29 Apr 2024
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Background/Objectives: Cholesteatoma presents significant management challenges in otolaryngology. This study aimed to delineate the influence of demographic and clinical characteristics, preoperative imaging, and surgical approaches on treatment success in cholesteatoma management. Methods: A cross-sectional analytical study was conducted at the Otolaryngology Department of [...] Read more.
Background/Objectives: Cholesteatoma presents significant management challenges in otolaryngology. This study aimed to delineate the influence of demographic and clinical characteristics, preoperative imaging, and surgical approaches on treatment success in cholesteatoma management. Methods: A cross-sectional analytical study was conducted at the Otolaryngology Department of the University Hospital from January 2021 to December 2022. It included 68 patients diagnosed with cholesteatoma, focusing on three objectives: assessing the impact of demographic and clinical characteristics on treatment outcomes, evaluating the predictive value of preoperative imaging findings, and analyzing the influence of surgical factors. Results: The study population predominantly consisted of male (56%) and Saudi (81%) patients, with an average age of 45 years. Logistic regression revealed that older age (OR: 1.05), male gender (OR: 0.63), and non-Saudi Arab ethnicity (OR: 2.14) significantly impacted treatment outcomes. Clinical characteristics such as severe disease severity (OR: 3.00) and longer symptom duration (OR: 0.96) also influenced treatment success. In preoperative imaging, labyrinthine fistula (Regression Coefficient: 0.63) and epidural extension (Coefficient: 0.55) emerged as key predictors. The surgical factors that significantly affected the outcomes included the extent of surgery (Complete Removal OR: 3.32) and the use of endoscopic approaches (OR: 1.42). Conclusions: This study highlights that patient demographics, clinical profiles, specific preoperative imaging features, and surgical strategies multifactorially determine cholesteatoma treatment success. These findings suggest the necessity for a tailored approach in cholesteatoma management, reinforcing the importance of individualized treatment plans based on comprehensive preoperative assessments. Full article
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