Principles of endoscopic ear surgery

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Purpose of review

The aim of this review is to study the rationale, limitations, techniques, and long-term outcomes of endoscopic ear surgery.

Recent findings

The article discusses the advantages of endoscopic ear surgery in treating cholesteatoma and how the hidden sites like facial recess, sinus tympani, and anterior epitympanum are easily accessed using the endoscope.


Transcanal endoscopic approach allows minimally invasive removal of cholesteatoma with results that compare well to traditional postauricular tympanomastoidectomy.

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