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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


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


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...

Congenital middle ear cholesteatoma

November 1, 2007  |  J. Walter Kutz Jr., MD and Rick A. Friedman, MD

Attic cholesteatoma

October 1, 2007  |  J. Walter Kutz Jr., MD; Derald E. Brackmann, MD

A 67-year-old man presented with a long history of hearing loss. He denied otorrhea, otalgia, and a history of ear infections.

Cholesteatoma of the maxillary sinus

June 1, 2007  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO; L. Krishna Nayak, MS; Shamanna Karthik, MS

Cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal in an immunocompromised patient

October 1, 2006  |  Arun K. Gadre, MD; Jennifer Davies, MD

The mechanical reduction of early acquired cholesteatomas in children: Indications and limitations

April 1, 2006  |  Eric R. Grimes, MD; Glenn Isaacson, MD, FAAP, FACS
The standard treatment for acquired cholesteatoma involves surgical removal of the lesion and reconstruction of...

Otogenic cerebellar abscess: An unusual occurrence

April 1, 2006  |  Devin K. Tighe, MD; Jessica Borne, MD; David Kirsch, MD; José Garayburu, MD

Oval window fistula

April 1, 2006  |  Arun Gadre, MD

Cholesteatoma of the maxillary sinus

December 1, 2005  |  Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Hugh Robertson, MD, FACR

Congenital cholesteatoma

September 1, 2004  |  Jose N. Fayad, MD; John W. House, MD

Iatrogenic cholesteatoma

July 1, 2004  |  Jack L. Pulec, MD†; Christian Deguine, MD


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