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Automastoidectomy: A Rare Autocorrected Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media Sequelae

Urvi Saini, Poonam K Saidha, Garima Singal, Sahil Kapoor, Ayushi Gupta

Keywords : Automastoid cavity, Automastoidectomy, Chronic otitis media, Complicated chronic otitis media

Citation Information : Saini U, Saidha PK, Singal G, Kapoor S, Gupta A. Automastoidectomy: A Rare Autocorrected Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media Sequelae. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2023; 15 (1):19-24.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1431

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 16-08-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Aim: To study the various presentations of automastoidectomy cavity. Materials and methods: A retrospective study was conducted in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, SGT Hospital and Research Institute, Gurugram, Haryana, India from June 2021 to December 2021. We present a report of six cases who presented to the Department of ENT with a self-healing automastoidectomy cavity. The diagnosis of automastoidectomy was made based on history, clinical examination, and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings wherein there was no history of any ear surgery in the past and the HRCT findings were like that of postoperative changes following a post-mastoidectomy cavity. Conclusion: Automastoidectomy cavity is an uncommon sequela of chronic cholesteatomatous otitis media. Spontaneous drainage of the cholesteatoma through the bony defect can explain the rare genesis of a self-treated automastoidectomy cavity which can mimic post-mastoidectomy changes on HRCT if proper history is not taken. Clinical significance: The topic of automastoidectomy leads us to interesting challenges to be explored and evaluated. Constraint being lack of available literature; hence, more research is needed.

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