Issue N# 4 - 2001
Ambulatory stapedectomy: a retrospective study including 102 cases
Authors : X. Rose, Y. J. Shin, J. P. Charlet, O. Deguine, B. Fraysse (Toulouse)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2001;122,4:273-277.
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A retrospective study of 102 selected patients operated for otosclerosis (34 outpatient surgery, 68 hospitalised), having all of them the inclusion criteria of the ambulatory surgery, treated as outpatient in a traditional health sector or hospitalised, depending on their own choice, has been lead. We analysed the results of the pure tone audiometric tests two to six months after surgery. No significative difference was found between the two groups on audiometric results as for the postoperative complications. On the other side, it seems that young patients are more interested by the one-day surgery. The failure of the ambulatory surgery could be explained by the vertigo or dizziness per- or postoperatively. Finally, the evaluation of the cost-benefit shows that the ambulatory surgery in a traditional health sector could lead a budgetary saving policy. A saving way that will grow in a specialized sector devoted to the ambulatory practice.
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