Autoatticotomy

Autoatticotomy denotes extensive pathological (cf. surgical atticotomy) destruction of the attic (epitympanum), most commonly due to cholesteatoma. It is an early stage prior to a more extensive process of destruction known as automastoidectomy.

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rID: 60563
System: Head & Neck
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Auto-atticotomy
  • Nature's atticotomy

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