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Stapedectomy: Stapedectomy is surgery on the middle ear to remove the stapes bone and insert a prosthesis to correct otosclerosis, which is abnormal bone growth within the middle ear leading to hearing loss.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Stapedectomy:
These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Stapedectomy:
Possible surgical complications of Stapedectomy may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis (hearing improvement) is excellent in 90% of patients.
Recovery period for Stapedectomy: Four weeks.
Stapedectomy: surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear
Source: WordNet 2.1
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