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Introduction. The inflammatory mediators play a central role in the pathogenesis of the inflammatory process of the middle ear and cholesteatoma from the aspect of initiating and maintaining the inflammatory response to infection and lesion. The aim of the study was to examine if the presence of acquired cholesteatoma could predict pathomorphologic...

By DALIBOR VRANJEŠ, PREDRAG ŠPIRIĆ, MIRJANA GNJATIĆ

Introduction. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) plays one of the key roles in the migration of inflammatory cells and the destructive behavior of acquired middle ear cholesteatoma. The aim of the study was to determine the expression levels of MMP-9 in chronic otitis media, with and without acquired cholesteatoma, as well as to determine the corre...

By DALIBOR VRANJEŠ, SLOBODAN SPREMO, SINIŠA ŠOLAJA