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May 1988

Surgical Treatment of Middle Ear Cholesteatoma

Author Affiliations

Syracuse, NY

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(5):584. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860170114041

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Surgical Treatment of Middle Ear Cholesteatoma contains 220 pages of text and 262 references dealing with the subject of cholesteatoma and its treatment. In nine chapters, the authors discuss terminology, pathology, pathogenesis, the clinical evaluation and complications of cholesteatoma, cholesteatoma surgery, and their indications as well as results. These topics are dealt with in a comprehensive manner, reflecting the experience and philosophies of this group of surgeons. In general, their views represent a sound approach to the subject based on clinical experience. They allow for flexibility and variations in the surgical techniques of managing cholesteatoma. This view should serve as an excellent guide for individuals who are near the completion of their training or following their clinical training in otolaryngology. In addition, the authors present a complete bibliography that is very useful for future reference on this subject.

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