In smaller labyrinthine fistulas, complete removal of the cholesteatoma matrix can be relatively safely performed. However, in patients with larger fistulas, there is a potential for a complete loss of BC hearing.
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Mar;121(3):162-7
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