Congenital or acquired? A case report of extensive congenital cholesteatoma

Roslenda AR, and Asma A, and Iqbal FRW, and Iqbal FRW, (2010) Congenital or acquired? A case report of extensive congenital cholesteatoma. Medicine & Health, 5 (2). pp. 103-107. ISSN 1823-2140


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Congenital cholesteatoma (CC) is rare clinical condition and It is known as a pearly white mass medial to an intact tympanic membrane. In this case report, we describe a 6-year-old boy who presented with a one year history of left ear discomfort, reduced hearing, followed by ear discharge two months prior to admission. Otoscopic examination revealed a large attic perforation. Radiological investigation showed extensive cholesteatoma in the mastoid, mesotympanum and epitympanum with destruction of the ossicles including the stapes footplate. He underwent radical mastoidectomy in view of extensive cholesteatoma with tympanoplasty type V. In this case report, the classification, treatment and theories related to CC are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:cholesteatoma; hearing loss; deafness; tympanoplasty; ossicles
Journal:Medicine & Health
ID Code:2087
Deposited By: Mr Fazli Nafiah -
Deposited On:29 Jun 2011 03:14
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:30

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