Objective: To analyze the outcomes of the endoscopic transcanal approach for removal of early stage middle ear paraganglioma tumors (MEPT).
Study design: Cases series with chart review.
Setting: Two tertiary Australian Otology centers.
Patients: Adult patients with middle ear paraganglioma tumors treated with transcanal endoscopic approach from 2/ 2016 to 12/2019. Tumor staging was described using the Modified Fisch-Mattox (MFM). Inclusion criteria included patients with an MFM Class A or B. Exclusion criteria included higher staged or syndromic disease.
Intervention: All tumors were managed with transcanal endoscopic approach.
Main outcome measures: Primary outcome measures included disease clearance and hearing measured according to the AAO-HNS guidelines. Secondary outcomes included complications, duration of surgery, and length of stay.