CHOLESTEATOMA PRESENTATION TRENDS IN KOHAT DIVISION
Objective: To discuss the presentation stages of Cholesteatoma in patients of various areas of Kohat division.
Study Design: Case series study.
Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital Kohat, from Nov 2015 to Nov 2017.
Methodology: A total of 60 patients having Chronic Suppurative otitis media with Cholesteatoma were selected from outpatient department. Disease process was evaluated by otomicroscopy as well as radiologically. Perioperative disease spread pattern was also assessed and documented.
Results: Out of 28 patients with pars tensa cholesteatoma 28.5% were in stage II and 53.5% were in stage III disease. Out of 32 patients with pars flaccid cholesteatoma, 3.1% presented with stage 1 disease, 37.5% with stage II disease, 50% with stage III disease and 9.3% with stage IV disease.
Conclusion: Appropriate measures should be taken for training of general physicians as well as otologists at National level to help early diagnosis and better outcome.