Medical Management of Otosclerosis

Medical Management of Otosclerosis

Author Penido, Norma de Oliveira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vicente, Andy de Oliveira Google Scholar
Abstract Otosclerosis/otospongiosis is a primary osteodystrophy of the otic capsule that affects genetically predisposed individuals and leads to progressive hearing loss. Diagnosis is usually clinical, based on the findings of anamnesis, physical examination, and audiometric evaluation. However, high-resolution computed tomography scan and MRI have played an important role in the diagnosis and therapeutic approach of otosclerosis and in assisting in the differential diagnosis. The therapeutic approach is aimed at preventing, or at least minimizing, disease progression while attempting to restore hearing. The use of sodium fluoride and bisphosphonates can be an important adjunct, perhaps even primary treatment, in managing active lesions.
Keywords Otosclerosis
Hearing loss
Computed tomography
Sodium alendronate
Sodium fluoride
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Language English
Date 2018
Published in Otolaryngologic Clinics Of North America. Philadelphia, v. 51, n. 2, p. 441-452, 2018.
ISSN 0030-6665 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher W B Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc
Extent 441-452
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000429182900015

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