Supracochlear approach to the petrous apex: case report and anatomic study.

@article{Telischi1999SupracochlearAT,
  title={Supracochlear approach to the petrous apex: case report and anatomic study.},
  author={Fred F. Telischi and Michal Luntz and Michelle L Whiteman},
  journal={The American journal of otology},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={500-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The case of an 11-month old infant with petrous apex abscess drained through the supracochlear air cells prompted an anatomic study of the dimensions of this approach. Of the various approaches to the petrous apex, the supracochlear dissection has been the least described. STUDY DESIGN Twenty temporal bones were dissected to completely expose the epitympanum. This required mastoidectomy, exenteration of zygomatic root and epitympanic air cells, and removal of the incus. Measurements… CONTINUE READING