Cholesterol granuloma and other petrous apex lesions

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This article presents the latest information on the presentation, diagnosis, imaging characteristics, management, and outcomes for petrous apex cholesterol granulomas. An in-depth review of the pathophysiology and surgical approaches is presented along with a summary of other petrous apex lesions and their imaging characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-373
Number of pages13
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Cholesterin granuloma
  • Cholesterol granuloma
  • Petrous apex
  • Petrous bone
  • Skull base
  • Temporal bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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