Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 169–171 | Cite as

Optimum site of fenestra in footplate of stapes during stapedectomy

  • S. K. Kacker
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Our previous studies have shown that fenestra in the footplate is one of the factors affecting the end result in stapedectomy. We have previously studied the effect of size of the fenestra small, medium, large or whole footplate removed. In this paper the site of small or medium fenestra (i.e. Anterior, Middle or posterior part of footplate) in relation to the hearing improvement has been analysed. It has been concluded that middle and posterior part of footplate are practically more convenient sites of fenestration but if adequate fenestra seal is provided and the length of piston measured accurately, the site is not a critical factor in end result.


Otosclerosis Oval Window Hearing Improvement Membranous Labyrinth Stapedial Footplate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Kacker
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  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi

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