Figure 8.8 Right ear. Epitympanic erosion with cholesteato-matous squamae. The patient did not complain of otorrhea. The pars tensa is intact. Intraoperatively, the cholesteatoma was found to have partially eroded the head of the malleus and the short process of the incus. The ossicular chain, however, maintained its continuity. A modified Bondy technique was performed and the normal preoperative hearing was conserved.
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