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