Oval window atresia: A novel surgical approach and pathognomonic radiological finding

SENNAROĞLU L., BAJİN M. D., ATAY G., GÜNAYDIN R. Ö., Gonuldas B., Batuk M. O., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.78, no.5, pp.769-776, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: The facial nerve usually occupies the oval window area in patients with oval window atresia. During exploration, if the facial nerve is discovered to lie in the oval window area, this is usually regarded as a contraindication for further surgical intervention. The aim of the present paper is to demonstrate the preoperative pathognomonic radiological sign and describe a new surgical approach for this difficult situation.