Novel Application of Steroid Eluting Stent in Petrous Apex Cholesterol Granuloma.

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Objective  This study describes the safety and efficacy of mometasone furoate eluting stents in the management of petrous apex cholesterol granuloma approached through an endonasal endoscopic route and assesses the restenosis rate. Methods  Consecutive patients undergoing endoscopic endonasal marsupialization of a petrous apex cholesterol granuloma at a tertiary referral center who had a mometasone furoate eluting stent placed intraoperatively were reviewed in a retrospective fashion. Postoperative endoscopy was used to determine success of surgery and stenting. Results  Five patients were included in the study, three were primary cases and two patients had revision surgeries performed. The steroid eluting stent was placed successfully and safely in all patients with no dural or vascular injuries. The average follow-up duration was 10.6 months. There was no restenosis in three patients and one patient had an immediate restenosis that was debrided in clinic (revision case). This was patent at the 16 months follow-up. One patient also developed stenosis, 4 months after surgery due to sphenoid sinusitis. Conclusion  Mometasone furoate eluting stents are safe and effective in the primary management of petrous apex cholesterol granuloma. Further studies are needed to assess their efficacy in revision cases and for long term results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Choi, KJ; Jang, DW; Zomorodi, AR; Codd, PJ; Friedman, A; Abi Hachem, R

Published Date

  • October 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 500 - 504

PubMed ID

  • 31534892

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6748849

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2193-6331

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0038-1675751


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany