Nikolas Blevins

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  • Routine preoperative imaging in chronic ear surgery AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLOGY Blevins, N. H., Carter, B. L. 1998; 19 (4): 527-535


    This article provides an overview of the practice and utility of preoperative radiologic studies in chronic otitis media (COM).A literature search of English language clinical and basic science publications was performed. Major otolaryngology texts were reviewed. Special attention was given to the clinical experience and recommendations of experienced otologic surgeons and radiologists regarding the use of radiologic studies in COM.There is no single accepted standard for the use of preoperative imaging in uncomplicated COM. Imaging studies, especially computed tomography (CT), can provide information regarding the nature and extent of disease, which may not be apparent on the basis of clinical findings alone. This information may impact the patient's operative management, especially in complex or revision cases. Each clinician must assess the benefits derived from these studies in his or her own practice.

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