Getting started in endoscopic ear surgery

Peter Ryan, Carolina Wuesthoff, Nirmal Patel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Endoscopic ear surgery (EES) is an exciting, rapidly developing and innovative field of otologic surgery. Technically and conceptually, EES is a significant departure from traditional microscopic transcanal approaches to the middle ear and canal that has shown very positive results with respect to patient outcomes. This review serves as a primer for the otologist and otology resident embarking on EES and discusses the theory surrounding the learning process, the optical chain for endoscopic surgery as well as other important underlying principles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-16
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Otology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Bibliographical note

Copyright PLA General Hospital Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2018. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • Endoscopic
  • Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Optical Chain

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