Can MRI replace a second look operation in cholesteatoma surgery?

  title={Can MRI replace a second look operation in cholesteatoma surgery?},
  author={D Vanden Abeele and Eileen Coen and Paul M. Parizel and Paul van de Heyning},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  volume={119 5},
The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination of the petrous bones could replace the conventional second look surgical procedure when a canal wall up tympanoplasty procedure has been performed during the first look surgery. Eighteen patients were examined with MRI prior to a second look surgical procedure. MRI was performed on a 1.5 T superconducting system. T2 weighted images before contrast and T1 weighted images after contrast (gadopentate… CONTINUE READING


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