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Cholesteatoma

Extensive external auditory canal cholesteatoma in the infratemporal area without mastoid involvement: Use of a new surgical technique

September 1, 2010  |  Jun Ho Lee, MD, Sang Ho Jung, MD, Chan Hum Park, MD, and Seok Min Hong, MD

Abstract

The external auditory canal (EAC) is an unusual location for a cholesteatoma. We present the cases of 2 patients with EAC cholesteatoma who experienced extensive damage that extended from the inferior EAC wall to the infratemporal area; there was no mastoid involvement. In both...

External ear canal cholesteatoma

September 1, 2010  |  Murat Topdag, MD and Efser Can, MD

Congenital cholesteatoma in the tympanic membrane

August 1, 2010  |  Min-Tsan Shu, MD, Hung-Ching Lin, MD, Cheng-Chien Yang, MD, and Yu-Chun Chen, MD

Therapeutic approaches to complicated cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal: A case of associated facial paresis

August 1, 2010  |  Malek Belcadhi, MD, Houda Chahed, PhD, Radhouane Mani, MD, and Kamel Bouzouita, MD

Abstract

Spontaneous cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal (EAC) is an uncommon condition that is difficult to diagnose. In a patient with such a possibility, serious clinical investigation along with radiologic and histologic exploration should be performed early on because a...

Cholesterol granuloma and recurrent cholesteatoma after canal-wall-down mastoidectomy

July 1, 2010  |  S. Todd Hamilton, MD, Swarupa A. Gadre, MD, and Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS

Dissection of the incus long process by the chorda tympani nerve

April 1, 2010  |  Julia Vent, MD, PhD and Dirk Beutner, MD

A large postauricular cutaneous mastoid fistula caused by a cholesteatoma

April 1, 2010  |  Raman Wadhera, MS, S.P. Gulati, MS, Vijay Kalra, MS, Anju Ghai, MD, and Ajay Garg, MS

Diffusion-weighted imaging for cholesteatoma evaluation

April 1, 2010  |  Kara M. Schwartz, MD, John I. Lane, MD, Brian A. Neff, MD, Bradley D. Bolster Jr., PhD, Colin L. Driscoll, MD, and Charles W. Beatty, MD

Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) has long been considered the optimal imaging technique for the detection of cholesteatomas. However, this modality often lacks specificity, particularly in patients with an absence of definite bony erosion or a history of surgical excision. Several...

External auditory canal cholesteatoma: A rare complication of tympanoplasty

November 1, 2009  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO

Abstract

The author describes a rare case of external auditory canal cholesteatoma. This particular case occurred in a 20-year-old woman who had undergone a tympanoplasty 1 year earlier. Previous tympanoplasty is one of several known predisposing factors for external auditory canal...

Cholesteatoma

November 1, 2009  |  Gabriel Caponetti, MD, Lester D. R. Thompson, MD, and Liron Pantanowitz, MD

An estimate of the number of mastoidectomy procedures performed annually in the United States

May 1, 2008  |  Lesley C. French, MD, Mary S. Dietrich, PhD, and Robert F. Labadie, MD, PhD

Abstract

We conducted a study to estimate the number of mastoidectomy procedures performed annually in the United States. Our results are based on state-specific healthcare utilization data and Medicare-funded procedural data from 2002. The utilization data were obtained from the State...

Fibrous dysplasia of the temporal bone complicated by cholesteatoma and thrombophlebitis of the transverse and sigmoid sinuses: A case report

February 1, 2008  |  Rodrigo Martinez, MD and Jay B. Farrior, MD

Abstract

Fibrous dysplasia is a benign condition that can affect the skull and facial bones and cause a broad spectrum of otolaryngologic conditions. We present the case of a boy with polyostotic fibrous dysplasia with involvement of the temporal bone that was first diagnosed when he...

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