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August 1984

Pars Flaccida Cholesteatoma as Demonstrated by Computed Tomography

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiologic Sciences and Otolaryngology, the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(8):515-517. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800340027006

• Prior to the availability of high-resolution computed tomography (CT), the mainstay of roentgenographic diagnosis of cholesteatoma was conventional filming and complex motion tomography. The precise extent of the soft-tissue mass was very difficult to delineate with these methods, and one relied on indirect findings such as bony erosion and displacement. With high-resolution CT, the softtissue mass itself can be seen. Typical modes of extention of pars flaccida cholesteatomas of varying size are illustrated in this study.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:515-517)

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