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