Auris Nasus Larynx 2016 Aug 9;43(4):387-94. Epub 2015 Oct 9.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Department of Otolaryngology, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address:
Objective: This article presents a points-based prognostic prediction model for pediatric acquired cholesteatoma, incorporating the multidimensional factors that contribute to surgical failure.
Methods: This study included 132 ears with acquired cholesteatoma from 128 children (≤18 years) identified between 1982 and 2012. Each case was scored for the extent of the cholesteatoma, history of grommet insertion, age of the patient, ossicular destruction, and otorrhea. Read More