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Cholesterol Granuloma of the Petrous Apex.
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PMID:  21978895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The traditional approaches to symptomatic cholesterol granuloma (CG), the most common benign pathologic lesion of the petrous apex, have historically been transotic, including middle fossa, translabyrinthine, retrocochlear, or infra- or retrolabyrinthine approaches. These approaches were often fraught with risk to the vestibular or cochlear apparatus, the need for brain retraction, or lack of a natural drainage pathway after marsupialization of the granuloma. This article reviews the literature on the transnasal approach to petrous apex CGs, including medial, medial with carotid medialization, and transpterygoid approaches. Of the 19 reported CGs treated with endoscopic drainage, only one recurrence was noted.
Mitchell R Gore; Adam M Zanation; Charles S Ebert; Brent A Senior
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-06-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologic clinics of North America     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1557-8259     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0144042     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1043-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7070, Physicians Office Building Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.
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