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Otosclerosis Dr. Vishal Sharma. Definition Hereditary disease of bony labyrinth showing replacement of lamellar enchondral bone by irregularly laid new.

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1 Otosclerosis Dr. Vishal Sharma

2 Definition Hereditary disease of bony labyrinth showing replacement of lamellar enchondral bone by irregularly laid new bone. New bone is spongy + more vascular in active Otospongiosis but thicker & more cellular in inactive Otosclerosis.

3 Antonio Valsalva First described ankylosis of stapes in 1741

4 Adam Politzer Coined the term Otosclerosis in 1893

5 Friedrich Siebenmann Coined the term Otospongiosis in 1912

6 Epidemiology Exact etiology is unknown (? Viral) Autosomal dominant: variable penetrance Race: common in white races & Indians Female : Male = 2 : 1 Age: Common in years Hormonal influence: es in pregnancy, menopause, stress (trauma, surgery)

7 Van der Hoeve syndrome Otosclerosis + osteogenesis imperfecta + blue sclera

8 Types of Otosclerosis A. Stapedial B. Cochlear: otosclerotic focus is seen over Round window Promontory C. Stapedial + cochlear: mixed type D. Malignant: rapidly progressing cochlear lesion with severe sensori-neural deafness.

9 Types of Stapedial Otosclerosis 1. Anterior focus (commonest): 2 mm anterior to oval window. 2. Posterior focus: 2 mm behind oval window. 3. Circumferential: involves footplate margin only.

10 Types of Stapedial Otosclerosis 4. Biscuit type: footplate involved, margin is free. 5. Obliterative: obliterates oval window completely.

11 Symptoms of Otosclerosis 1. Deafness: Bilateral, slowly progressive Conductive: stapedial otosclerosis Sensori-neural: cochlear otosclerosis Mixed: stapedial + cochlear otosclerosis 2. Soft, modulated, monotonous voice 3. Tinnitus & vertigo: in cochlear lesion

12 Symptoms of Otosclerosis 4. Paracusis Willisii: Pt has better hearing in noisy surroundings (people increase their voice intensity & pts speech discrimination becomes better).

13 Thomas Willis ( )

14 Otoscopy Normal T.M. is seen in most cases. Pinkish colour over promontory seen in otospongiosis ( % cases) Schwartze sign / Flamingo pink blush.

15 Tuning Fork Tests RinneWeberA.B.C. StapedialNegative (BC > AC) Lateralizes to Deaf ear Normal CochlearPositive (AC > BC) Lateralizes to Better ear Decreased MixedNegative (BC > AC) Lateralizes to Better ear Decreased

16 Gelle & Bing Tests Vibrating tuning fork placed over mastoid & then: External auditory canal is blocked in Bing test or E.A.C. pressure ed by Siegalization in Gelle test BingGelle OtosclerosisNo change Normal / SNHL Intensity es

17 Pure Tone Audiometry Low frequency conductive deafness Carharts notch in bone conduction at 2 KHz

18 Carharts notch Proposed theories 1. Stapes fixation disrupts normal ossicular resonance (2000 Hz) 2. Normal compression mode of bone conduction is disturbed because of relative perilymph immobility 3. Mechanical artefact Carharts notch reverses with stapes surgery

19 Speech Audiometry Speech Discrimination Score (maximum score achieved) is almost 100 %. Speech Reception Threshold (intensity at which 50 % words are heard) is increased by the amount of conductive hearing loss.

20 Speech Audiometry

21 Impedance Audiometry A s curve seen in 40 % cases of otosclerosis. Normal middle ear pressure + decreased middle ear compliance. Others have A curve.

22 Stapedial reflex present

23 Stapedial reflex absent

24 C.T. scan temporal bone 20 0 coronal oblique cuts are taken

25 Stapedial otosclerosis (coronal)

26 Cochlear otospongiosis (axial)

27 Differential Diagnosis Otitis Media with Effusion: type B tympanogram Adhesive Otitis Media: absence of T.M. mobility Tympanosclerosis: white patch on T.M. Ossicular discontinuity: type Ad tympanogram Congenital ossicular chain fixation: tympanotomy Malleus head fixation: tympanotomy

28 History of development of stapes surgery

29 Stapes mobilization: Kessel (1880), Rosen (1952) Lateral semicircular canal fenestration: Holmgren (1923), Sourdille (1932), Lempert (1938) Complete Stapedectomy: Jack (1893), Shea (1956) Partial Stapedectomy (posterior 1/3): Plester (1960) Stapedotomy: Shea (1962), Marquet (1965) Laser Stapedotomy: Perkins & Di Bartolomeo (1980)

30 Johannes Kessel

31 Samuel Rosen

32 Gunnar Holmgren

33 Maurice Sourdille

34 Julius Lempert

35 John J. Shea Jr.

36 Inclusion criteria for surgery Pure Tone Average between dB Air bone gap > 15 dB Speech discrimination score > 60 % Absence of sensorineural deafness

37 Contraindications for surgery Only hearing ear Menieres disease Otitis media Otitis externa Extremes of age Pregnancy Professions: divers, high construction workers, frequent travelers, noisy surroundings

38 Surgical steps for Stapedotomy

39 Right T.M. (upright)

40 Right T.M. (supine)

41 Per-meatal Incision

42 Tympanomeatal flap raised

43 Bony overhang curetted


45 Chorda tympani preserved

46 Chorda tympani separated

47 Confirm footplate fixation Checking for absence of round window reflex

48 Depth measurement prosthesis

49 Incudo-stapedial joint broken

50 Footplate perforation made

51 Fenestration with burr

52 Posterior crus fractured

53 Teflon piston Length of piston = medial surface of incus to stapes footplate mm Range = 3.75 – 4.25 mm 1 cm

54 Piston placed in perforation

55 Stapedius tendon cut


57 Piston crimped around incus

58 Anterior crus fractured

59 Stapes superstructure removed

60 Footplate perforation sealed

61 Tympanomeatal flap put back

62 Laser Stapedotomy

63 Stapedius vaporization

64 Footplate fenestration

65 Rossette formation

66 Stapedotomy Piston

67 Stapedectomy

68 Footplate Fenestration

69 Stapes superstructure removed

70 Footplate removal

71 Prosthesis placed over vein graft

72 Complications of stapes surgery

73 Intra-operativePost-operative Floating footplate Otitis media Submerged footplate Oval window granuloma Dislocated incus Perilymph fistula Perforated TM Sensori-neural HL Damage to facial nerve Persistent air-bone gap or chorda tympani Vestibular dysfunction Persistent stapedial artery Delayed facial palsy in Perilymph flooding laser surgery

74 Sodium Fluoride Given in cochlear otosclerosis & active focus of otospongiosis (Schwartze sign). Acts by: a. Decreases bone resorption b. Increases bone formation c. Prevents enzymatic damage to cochlea 20 mg orally, thrice daily for months

75 Hearing Aid For patients who: Are unfit for surgery Refuse surgery

76 Thank You

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