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The surgical management of childhood cholesteatoma

  • Mario Sanna (a1), Carlo Zini (a1), Roberto Gamoletti (a1), Peppina Delogu (a1), Alessandra Russo (a1), Roberta Scandellari (a1) and Abdel Taibah (a1)...


The results of treatment of 124 cases of childhood cholesteatoma are reported in the present study and compared with an adult group of patients.

Intact canal wall tympanoplasty was performed in over 90 per cent of cases in children and the procedure was staged in nearly 80 per cent of cases.

The children had a 43.8 per cent incidence of residual cholesteatoma and an 8.8 per cent incidence of recurrent cholesteatoma in intact canal wall tympanoplasty cases.

Intact canal wall tympanoplasty remains the technique of choice in our hands for the treatment of childhood cholesteatoma; pre-planned staging of the operation is mandatory for the detection and elimination of residual cholesteatoma which occurs more frequently in children.


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Clinica Otorinolaringoiatrica 2, Ospedale Maggiore, Via Gramsci 14, 43100 Parma—Italy.


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