Single- Stage Autologous Ear Reconstruction for Microtia
Stapedectomy is a microsurgical procedure. The operation can be done through the ear canal. Anaesthesia can be either general (completely asleep), or local (the ear being anaesthesized with an injection). Below is a brief slideshow of the operation. See another one . Further down the page you will find an indepth overview of stapedectomy.
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An incision is made in the ear canal near the ear drum. The ear drum is then carefully raised and the ear surgeon uses the operating microscope to see the structures in detail:
Often children born with microtia, Goldenhar Syndrome or hemifacial microsomia are candidates for prosthetic ear restoration.