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83rd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

16.05. - 20.05.2012, Mainz

Functional results after cholesteatoma surgery with the retrograde mastoidectomy technique

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Volker Noack - Univ.HNO-Klinik, St.Elisabeth-Hosp., Bochum, Germany
  • presenting/speaker Johanna Venjacob - Univ.HNO-Klinik, St.Elisabeth-Hosp., Bochum, Germany
  • presenting/speaker Stefan Dazert - Univ.HNO-Klinik, St.Elisabeth-Hosp., Bochum, Germany
  • presenting/speaker Amir Ali Minovi - Univ.HNO-Klinik, St.Elisabeth-Hosp., Bochum, Germany

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 83rd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Mainz, 16.-20.05.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12hno44

DOI: 10.3205/12hno44, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-12hno441

Published: July 23, 2012

© 2012 Noack et al.
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Outline

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The retrograde mastoidectomy technique is an established method in cholesteatoma resection.

Material: In a retrospective study we analyzed the functional results of patients, who underwent cholesteatoma surgery with the retrograde mastoidectomy technique between 2006 and 2010. 242 were followed up postoperatively.

Results: On average we could follow up the patients for 20.3 month. 142 underwent primary surgery, in 100 cases revision surgery was performed. In 151 the posterior canal wall was reconstructed and in 91 Patients an open cavity was created. Recurrent cholesteatomas were seen 12.7%. In 27.7% of the patients we saw a pure-tone air-bone gap of less than 10 dB, in 33.9% of less than 20 dB.

Conclusion: The retrograde mastoidectomy technique is a safe method used for removal of cholestatoma. Satisfying long term results can be achieved with this technique.