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Subtotal Petrosectomy

A petrous bone cholesteatoma (PBC) is a rare epidermoid cyst of the petrous portion of the temporal bone. The main treatment is subtotal petrosectomy (SP), which generally involves sacrificing the chorda tympani. We report a case of extensive supralabyrinthine PBC in an elderly patient undergoing hemodialysis that was treated by SP with anatomical preservation of the chorda tympani. To the best of our knowledge, preservation of the chorda tympani during SP has not been previously reported. For maintenance of postoperative taste and appetite, preservation of the chorda tympani is a meaningful maneuver whenever possible.