OTOLOGY AND NEURO-OTOLOGY: Edited by Ravi N. SamyPrinciples of endoscopic ear surgeryTarabichi, Muaaz; Kapadia, MustafaAuthor Information Section of Otolaryngology, American Hospital Dubai, UAE Correspondence to Dr Muaaz Tarabichi, MD, Section of Otolaryngology, American Hospital, Oud Mehta, Dubai, P.O. Box 5566, UAE. Tel: +971 43776436; e-mail: [email protected] Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Website (www.co-otolaryngology.com). Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery: October 2016 - Volume 24 - Issue 5 - p 382-387 doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000296 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The aim of this review is to study the rationale, limitations, techniques, and long-term outcomes of endoscopic ear surgery. Recent findings The article discusses the advantages of endoscopic ear surgery in treating cholesteatoma and how the hidden sites like facial recess, sinus tympani, and anterior epitympanum are easily accessed using the endoscope. Summary Transcanal endoscopic approach allows minimally invasive removal of cholesteatoma with results that compare well to traditional postauricular tympanomastoidectomy. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.