The use of rigid endoscopes in cholesteatoma surgery.

  title={The use of rigid endoscopes in cholesteatoma surgery.},
  author={Moti M. Yung},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  volume={108 4},
  • Moti M. Yung
  • Published 1994 in The Journal of laryngology and otology
The existence of blind pockets in the middle ear during cholesteatoma surgery could compromise complete removal of the disease, e.g. from the sinus tympanum. The use of side-viewing rigid endoscopes in conjunction with the operating microscope to control and facilitate cholesteatoma removal during mastoid operation was studied. Ninety-two primary operations for cholesteatoma over a four-year period were examined. Over one-third (35.9 per cent) of these cases had cholesteatoma extended into the… CONTINUE READING


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