Otologic Surgery

3rd Edition

with Video, Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: Derald Brackmann Clough Shelton Moses Arriaga
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416046653
eBook ISBN: 9781455708642
Imprint: Saunders


Otologic Surgery—the third edition of this invaluable surgical reference—has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advances in the field and covers all aspects of surgery of the ear and skull base. Derald E. Brackmann, MD, Clough Shelton, MD, and Moises A. Arriaga, MD bring you seven new chapters on the hot topics of Cartilage Tympanoplasty, Reversible Canal Wall Down Mastiodectomy, Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Far Lateral Transcondylar Approach, Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, and Vascular Considerations in Neurotology. These extensive updates, along with the inclusion of new contributors and the elimination of redundant chapters, ensure that this book provides you with the essential information you need to choose and perform state-of-the-art surgical techniques. The companion web site at expertconsult.com features the fully searchable text, as well as a video library and question and answer section.

Key Features

  • Discusses controversies and alternate approaches so you can make a well-informed decision from the full range of choices.
  • Presents the expertise and insights from more than 50 leading specialists to provide you with authoritative advice on surgical problems.
  • Provides detailed visual guidance on how to perform procedures through step-by-step illustrations.

Table of Contents


  1. Otologic Instrumentation
  2. Canalplasty for Exostoses of the External Auditory Canal and Miscellaneous Auditory Canal Problems
  3. Malignancies of the Temporal Bone—Limited Temporal Bone Resection
  4. Malignancies of the Temporal Bone—Radical Temporal Bone Resection
  5. Cogenital Malformation of the External Auditory Canal and Middle Ear
  6. Surgery of Ventilation and Mucosal Disease
  7. Diagnosis and Management of the Patulous Eustachian Tube
  8. Office Management of Tympanic Membrane Perforation and the Draining Ear
  9. Tympanoplasty—Outer Surface Grafting Technique
  10. Cartilage Tympanoplasty
  11. Tympanoplasty—Undersurface Graft Technique: Transcanal Approach
  12. Tympanoplasty—Undersurface Graft Technique: Postauricular Approach
  13. Ossicular Reconstruction
  14. Canal Wall Reconstruction Tympanomastoidectomy
  15. Surgery of Acute Infections and Their Complications
  16. Mastoidectomy—Intact Canal Wall Procedure
  17. Mastoidectomy—Canal Wall Down Procedure
  18. Tympanoplasty—Staging and Use of Plastic
  19. Complications of Surgery for Chronic Otitis Media
  20. Dural Herniation and Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks
  21. Total Stapedectomy
  22. Laser Stapedectomy
  23. Partial Stapedectomy
  24. Laser Revision Stapedecomy
  25. Special Problems of Otosclerosis Surgery
  26. Avoidance and Management of Complications of Otosclerosis
  27. Perilymphatic Fistula
  28. Management of Bell’s Palsy and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
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About the Author

Derald Brackmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine; President, House Ear Clinic; Board of Directors, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Clough Shelton

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Neuro-Otology and Skull Base Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Moses Arriaga

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA