Evidence against the mucosal traction theory in cholesteatoma.


OBJECTIVES To investigate the distribution of ciliated epithelium in the human middle ear and its potential role in the formation of cholesteatoma. STUDY DESIGN Comparative human temporal bone study. METHODS We selected temporal bones from 14 donors with a diagnosis of cholesteatoma, 15 with chronic otitis media without retraction pockets, 14 with… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/lary.26940