Publication date: Available online 12 January 2017
Source:Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Author(s): Muaaz Tarabichi, Mustafa Kapadia
ObjectiveThe aim of this review is to describe and evaluate trans-canal endoscopic technique for treatment of acquired Cholesteatoma.FindingsThis article discuss advantages of endoscopic ear surgery in treating Cholesteatoma and how the hidden sites like the facial recess, sinus tympani and anterior epitympanum are easily accessed using the endoscope thereby reducing residual cholesteatoma. Additionally, endoscopic techniques allow better access to the tympanic cavity and protympanum which translates into better understanding of the etiology of ventilation and reduces recurrent disease.ConclusionThe transcanal endoscopic approach allows minimally invasive removal of cholesteatoma with results that compare well to traditional postauricular tympanomastoidectomy.