Objective: To assess the predictive value of pre-operative CT imaging in pediatric patients affected by cholesteatoma of the middle ear, comparing pre-operative CT findings to intra-operative features. Methods: A retrospective study was performed on a population of 26 pediatric patients who underwent tympanoplasty for middle ear cholesteatoma at the Otorhinolaryngology Departments of Verona and Modena University Hospitals between December 2011 and June 2018. Comparison between pre-operative CT images and intra-operative findings (assessed from video recording) was made focusing on the involvement of specific structures: ossicular chain, tegmen tympani, labyrinthine fistula, facial nerve, and temporal bone involvement. CT sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values were calculated. Results: Overall, 28 surgical procedures were evaluated. No statistically significant differences were encountered between CT images and intra-operatory findings regarding the selected parameters. Conclusions: Based on our study, pre-operative temporal bone CT scan is a valuable tool for the assessment of pediatric patient candidates for cholesteatoma surgery given the absence of statistically significant differences between radiologic and intra-operative findings. The present findings might support the indication to routinely perform temporal bone CT scan in children with cholesteatoma as part of pre-surgical plan. Level of evidence: III.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Titolo:||Correlation between pre-operative CT findings and intra-operative features in pediatric cholesteatoma: a retrospective study on 26 patients|
|Autore/i:||Molteni, G.; Fabbris, C.; Molinari, G.; Alicandri-Ciufelli, M.; Presutti, L.; Paltrinieri, D.; Marchioni, D.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-019-05500-x|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000478901700011|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85067279559|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||31175451|
|Citazione:||Correlation between pre-operative CT findings and intra-operative features in pediatric cholesteatoma: a retrospective study on 26 patients / Molteni, G.; Fabbris, C.; Molinari, G.; Alicandri-Ciufelli, M.; Presutti, L.; Paltrinieri, D.; Marchioni, D.. - In: EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY. - ISSN 0937-4477. - 276:9(2019), pp. 2449-2456.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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