stapedectomy[stā′pə dek′tə mē]
a surgical operation of the middle ear, in which the stapes is removed and, usually, replaced with an artificial part, as to restore hearing
Surgical removal of the stapes.
Origin of stapedectomyNew Latin stapēs, stapēd-, stapes; see stapes + –ectomy.
- (surgery) The surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear.