The Role of Obliteration in the Achievement of a Dry Mastoid Bowl.

@article{Harun2015TheRO,
  title={The Role of Obliteration in the Achievement of a Dry Mastoid Bowl.},
  author={Aisha Harun and James K Clark and Yevgeniy R Semenov and Howard W. Francis},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1510-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of mastoid obliteration on the achievement of a dry mastoid bowl and frequency of maintenance care. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS There were 63 canal-wall-down mastoidectomies for chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma between 2007 and 2014 with follow-up of at least 6 months. Eighteen mastoids were nonobliterated and 45 were obliterated. Thirteen underwent secondary obliteration of existing… CONTINUE READING
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