Journal article

DETECTION OF RECURRENT CHOLESTEATOMA BY COMPUTERIZED-TOMOGRAPHY AFTER CLOSED CAVITY MASTOID SURGERY

M WAKE, JM ROBINSON, JB WITCOMBE, S BAZERBACHI, JM STANSBIE, PD PHELPS

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 1992

Abstract

Pre-operative Computerized Tomography was performed prior to second look operations in 10 cases to check for cholesteatoma after combined approach tympanoplasty. Three independent opinions were obtained on the CT scans and compared with the operative findings. This small series failed to demonstrate reliable pre-operative radiological detection of cholesteatoma. There was disappointing inter-observer agreement in interpretation of the CT scans.