Stapedectomy

A stapedectomy is a surgical procedure of the middle ear performed to improve hearing. If the stapes footplate is fixed in position, rather than being normally mobile, then a conductive hearing loss results. There are two major causes of stapes fixation. The first is a disease process of abnormal mineralization of the temporal bone called otoscler...
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stapedectomy

<procedure, surgery> Surgical removal of the stapes, one of the ossicles in the middle ear. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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stapedectomy

(from the article `ear, human`) ...the surgical creation of a new window, as can be accomplished with the fenestration operation, can restore hearing to within 25 to 30 decibels of ... ...surgically. In 1956 it was found that the fixed stapes could be removed and replaced by a plastic or wire substitute in cases in which it could ... ...
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stapedectomy

(sta″pә-dek┬┤tә-me) surgical removal of the stapes, which is then replaced with a prosthetic device composed of stainless steel, Teflon, or a similar substance. This is done for relief of conductive hearing loss caused by otosclerosis of the ossicles of the middle ear. Replacement of the fixed stapes wi...
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stapedectomy

noun surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear
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stapedectomy

Removal of the stapes bone
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Stapedectomy

surgical removal of a stapes (a sound-conducting bone in the middle ear) that cannot move to transmit sound; performed to treat hearing loss caused by otosclerosis
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Stapedectomy

Surgical removal of all or part of the stapes of the middle ear, followed by replacement with a prosthesis
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stapedectomy

Type: Term Pronunciation: stā′pĕ-dek′tŏ-mē Definitions: 1. Operation to remove the stapes in whole or in part with replacement of the stapes by a metal or plastic prosthesis; used for otosclerosis with stapes fixation to overcome a conductive hearing loss.
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stapedectomy

[n] - surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear
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