Metagenomics Analysis of Bacterial Population of Tympanosclerotic Plaques and Cholesteatomas.

Kalcioglu M. T., Guldemir D., Unaldi O., Egilmez O. K., Celebi B., Durmaz R.

Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol.159, no.4, pp.724-732, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective. Chronic otitis media can cause cholesteatomas or tympanosclerosis; however, the pathophysiology of such conditions is not completely known. The aim was to identify a bacterial genome that might be present in tympanosclerotic plaques and cholesteatomas using sequence analysis of the gene responsible for the transcription of 16 ribosomal RNA (rRNA).