The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

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Transmastoid repair of superior semicircular canal dehiscence

M V Kirtanea1 c1, A Sharmaa2 and D Satwalekara3

a1 Professor Emeritus, Department of ENT, Seth G S Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

a2 Lecturer, Department of ENT, Seth G S Medical College & King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

a3 ENT Specialist, Cumballa Hill Hospital, Mumbai, India

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the successful operative management of a patient with superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome, using the transmastoid approach under local anaesthesia.

Methods: The transmastoid approach was used to plug the superior semicircular canal.

Results: Post-operatively, the patient experienced significant improvement in his symptoms of sound- and pressure-induced dysequilibrium, autophony and imbalance.

Conclusion: Successful operative management of superior semicircular canal dehiscence can be achieved via the transmastoid approach under local anaesthesia.

(Accepted February 20 2008)

(Online publication May 01 2008)

Correspondence:

c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Milind V Kirtane, 1st Floor, Amar Bhuvan, French Bridge, Near Opera House, Mumbai 400007, India. Fax: 0091(22) 23686010 E-mail: drmvk@hotmail.com

Footnotes

Dr M V Kirtane takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper.

Competing interests: None declared