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Mastoid Obliteration using HA granules and pericranial flap : technique and results.
  • Wendy Smith,
  • Swagatam Banerjee
Wendy Smith
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Swagatam Banerjee
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
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Introduction: The creation of the “open cavity” to clear cholesteatoma results in significant morbidity in over a third of patients. Various biological and non-biological materials have been used to reduce or obliterated these mastoid cavities. Materials and Methods: This study reports the technique and results of using hydroxyapatite granules with a pericranial flap to obliterate troublesome cavities. Results: 50 mastoid obliterations were performed in 48 patients. 94% no longer required water precautions 2 months post-operatively and may use conventional hearing aids. Discussion: This technique improves patients’ quality of life and can enable discharge of patients previously reliant on ENT services.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

06 Jul 2020Submitted to Clinical Otolaryngology
07 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
07 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
10 Jul 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor