Endoscopic Management of Middle Ear and Temporal Bone Lesions

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2016 Oct;49(5):1205-14. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2016.05.011. Epub 2016 Jul 26.


Tantamount to the management of temporal bone neoplasms is the ability to visualize the pathology and its relationship with the numerous critical structures housed therein. Transcanal endoscopic ear surgery provides the surgeon with an unparalleled view of the entire middle ear. This article presents the latest information on the usefulness of transcanal endoscopic ear surgery in the management of middle ear and temporal bone neoplasms.

Keywords: Cholesterol granuloma; Endoscopic ear surgery; Glomus tympanicum; Middle ear adenoma; Paraganglioma; Petrous apex; Skull base; Temporal bone.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / surgery
  • Cholesterol
  • Ear Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Endoscopy / methods*
  • Granuloma, Foreign-Body / surgery
  • Humans
  • Paraganglioma / classification
  • Paraganglioma / surgery
  • Skull Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Temporal Bone / surgery*


  • Cholesterol