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Otosclerosis

In Brief

Otolaryngology

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by Justin Cole, MD and Michael Bergstein, MD


Otosclerosis is a pathological remodeling of the bones within the otic capsule that occurs at a faster rate than normal, resulting in bony deposits that damage ossicles and other conducting structures.


If untreated, it can lead to a combined conductive and sensorineural hearing loss as damage impinges on the cochlea and other inner-ear structures...


The full article includes:


  • Signs and Symptoms of Otosclerosis

  • Causes and Risk Factors

  • Treatment Options

  • and a Pearl to Know





 


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Batson L, Rizzolo D. Otosclerosis: An update on diagnosis and treatment. JAAPA. 2017;30:17-22.




Michels T, Duffy M, Rogers D. Hearing Loss in Adults: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. Am Fam Physician.2019Jul15;100(2):98-108.


Toscano M, Shermetaro C. Stapedectomy. StatPearls [Internet]. Last Update:January 12, 2021.



ABOUT THE AUTHORS


Justin Cole, M.D.

Dr. Cole graduated from New York Medical College and is currently a second year surgical resident in otolaryngology at the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester. A native of Cleveland, Dr. Cole completed his undergraduate education at Ohio University. His hobbies include philosophy, camping, hiking and astronomy.


Michael J. Bergstein, M.D., FACS

Dr. Bergstein is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York



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