Mastoidectomy

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4 Mastoidectomy ♦ Anatomy of the Mastoid The temporal bone anatomically consists of four bones: the mastoid, petrous, squamous, and tympanic (Fig. 4.1A,B). The pneumatized portion of the temporal bone…

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Tympanoplasty: Indications and Technique

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2 Tympanoplasty: Indications and Technique Today the goal of successful tympanoplasty is to create a mobile tympanic membrane or graft with an aerated mucosal-lined middle ear space and a sound-conducting…

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Controversies in Cholesteatoma Surgery

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8 Controversies in Cholesteatoma Surgery There are a few areas in cholesteatoma management that remain controversial, where experienced surgeons continue to hold fundamental differences of opinion about treatment options. The…

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General Considerations in Cholesteatoma

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1 General Considerations in Cholesteatoma Cholesteatoma is an antiquated term that has persisted through generations of use. Cholesteatoma would have been better named keratoma.1 It is a growth of keratinizing…

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Recidivism

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10 Recidivism The possibility of disease recurrence makes the surgical manage ment of cholesteatoma challenging. Recurrent cholesteatoma is defined as cholesteatoma that re-forms after complete surgical excision. Residual cholesteatoma is…

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Complications of the Disease

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11 Complications of the Disease Acute and chronic otitis media, with or without cholesteatoma, consists of inflammation of the pneumatized spaces of the temporal bone, which include the eustachian tube,…

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Congenital Cholesteatoma

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9 Congenital Cholesteatoma Congenital cholesteatoma is cholesteatoma that occurs in a child, behind an intact tympanic membrane.1 Congenital cholesteatoma is thought to arise from an epithelial rest that gets trapped…

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The Meatus and Cavity Management

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5 The Meatus and Cavity Management ♦ Cholesteatoma The external auditory meatus is often not given its due importance in discussions of ear disease and ear surgery. The meatus is…

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