2007
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-72992007000100020 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Chol esteatoma may cause bone erosion, with high morbidity and mortality rates. Tumor Necrosis FactorAlpha (TNF-a) is one of the main cytokines involved in this process. Our goal was to evaluate the role of TNF-a in Bone Resorption and its effect on cholesteatoma. Material and Methods: analysis and critical literature review. Results: Different studies have demonstrated that TNF-a is capable of causing bone erosion. It may stimulate the differentiation and maturation of osteoclasts or it may act on the bone ma… Show more

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