AUDITORY AND VESTIBULAR SCIENCE: Edited by Rodney C. DiazCurrent management of superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndromeWalsh, Erika McCartyAuthor Information Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA Correspondence to Erika McCarty Walsh, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Alabama, Faculty Office Tower 1155, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. Tel: +1 205 801 7801; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery: October 2020 - Volume 28 - Issue 5 - p 340-345 doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000657 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The current article reviews literature on the contemporary management of superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome (SSCDS). Approaches to management and surgical techniques are compared along with a discussion of the use of more standardized, objective outcome measures. Recent findings Considerable debate still exists as to what approach and technique is most appropriate for patients with SSCDS and how to best measure postoperative outcomes. However, it is increasingly accepted that multiple factors account for outcomes in SSCDS, including presenting symptoms and presence of vestibular comorbidities. Therefore, surgical intervention is best tailored to each individual patient. Data on SSCDS outcomes is heterogenous, and increased emphasis is being placed on validated measures of outcome. Round window approaches remain controversial and their role is still undefined. Summary The treatment strategies for SSCDS continue to diversify. A patient-specific approach with systematic documentation of outcomes will continue to inform how these patients are best managed. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.