Piezosurgery® is an ultrasound instrument (24.7-29.5 kHz) that is able to cut the bone without necrosis and nonmineralized tissue damage. The aim of this work has been to determine the applicability and efficiency of the piezoelectric device in the excision of symptomatic ear osteomas. 10 patients affected by osteoma of the external auditory canal (EAC) (6 right, 4 left) were enrolled. Patients underwent excision of the EAC osteoma through a transcanal approach, with the piezoelectric device. Before and 6 months after surgery, all the patients underwent pure-tone audiometry, tympanometry, transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions, distortion product otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem response, and electronystamographic recording. The piezoelectric device provided excellent control without side effects on the adjacent structures of the external, middle and inner ear. The piezoelectric device is a new bony scalpel using the microvibrations at ultrasonic frequency so that soft tissue (nerve, vessel, dura mater, skin, etc.) will not be damaged even on accidental contact with the cutting tip. A feature of the piezoelectric device is its good manageability, which makes it easy for a well-trained otologic surgeon to create a straight osteotomy line: this renders the piezoelectric device suitable for bone surgery and for removal osteomas of the EAC.
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|Titolo:||Piezosurgery® for removal of symptomatic ear osteoma|
|Autori interni:||GUASTINI, LUCA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Rivista:||EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|