Publication date: Available online 12 January 2017
Source:Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Author(s): Brandon Isaacson, Cameron C. Wick, Jacob B. Hunter
Transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) is evolving as a treatment modality for temporal bone pathologies. Conductive and mixed hearing loss are most commonly caused by a disruptions of the ossicular chain or tympanic membrane. Pre-operative evaluation with otomicroscopy, audiometry, and in some cases imaging are important in the assessment of conductive or mixed hearing loss. TEES is a novel means of assessing and addressing ossicular chain pathology.