The cholesteatoma, strictly speaking a cyst and not a cancer, nevertheless shows expansive and destructive growth patterns that may give rise to serious symptoms and consequences, including fatality, not unlike those seen for malignant neoplasms.
The great challenge of therapy is to eradicate the pathologic growth while preserving hearing and other critical functions of the middle ear and petrous bone, respecting the proximity of vital neural and vascular structures, and the intricate three-dimensional relationships involved.

Mario Sanna’s Microsurgical Management of Middle Ear and Petrous Bone Cholesteatoma is an illustrated guide to complete management of the cholesteatoma, including assessment of the full expansion and degree of destruction caused by the growths, and short- and long-term follow-up to assess and treat for recurrence, Thieme Publishers announced.

Key Features:

  • Illustrated with diagnostic images from otoscopy and radiology, both normal and pathological;
  • Step-by-step description of approaches and techniques for the procedures;
  • Special coverage of petrous bone cholesteatoma, which is less frequent than other forms but more difficult to diagnose and treat, with introduction and description of a new function-sparing procedure, the subtotal petrosectomy.

Microsurgical Management of Middle Ear and Petrous Bone Cholesteatoma

extends Sanna’s “dedication to excellence in otologic teaching and training” into this highly complex surgical area. Practitioners, residents, and fellows will find it indispensable, according to Thieme.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on


Mario Sanna et al.

Microsurgical Management of Middle Ear and Petrous Bone Cholesteatoma

Thieme Publishers New York/Stuttgart. 2019
710 pp, 2016 illustrations


ISBN: 9783132000056

eBook – Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9783132000063


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