Petrous bone cholesteatoma: classification, management and review of the literature.

@article{Sanna2011PetrousBC,
  title={Petrous bone cholesteatoma: classification, management and review of the literature.},
  author={Mario Sanna and Yash Pandya and Fernando Mancini and Giuliano Sequino and Enrico Piccirillo},
  journal={Audiology & neuro-otology},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={124-36}
}
OBJECTIVE To discuss the classification of petrous bone cholesteatoma (PBC) and add a subclassification; to review the existing literature and to propose the ideal surgical management of PBC based upon the experience of the largest series published in the literature until now. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Quaternary referral neuro-otologic private practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data of 129 patients who underwent surgery for PBC between 1979 and 2008 were analyzed with… CONTINUE READING