Cholesteatoma

Common Name(s)

Cholesteatoma

Cholesteatoma is a type of skin cyst located in the middle ear. It can be congenital (present from birth), but it more commonly occurs as a complication of chronic ear infection. The hallmark symptom is a painless discharge from the ear. Hearing loss, dizziness, and facial muscle paralysis are rare but can result from continued cholesteatoma growth.  Surgery can stop infections and prevent complications.   
 

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Vestibular Disorders Association

VEDA's mission is to serve people with vestibular (inner ear balance) disorders by providing access to information, offering a support network, and elevating awareness of the challenges associated with these conditions.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Cholesteatoma" for support, advocacy or research.

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Vestibular Disorders Association

VEDA's mission is to serve people with vestibular (inner ear balance) disorders by providing access to information, offering a support network, and elevating awareness of the challenges associated with these conditions.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cholesteatoma" returned 107 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ossicular Chain Lesions in Tympanic Perforations and Chronic Otitis Media without Cholesteatoma.
 

Author(s): Roberto Albera, Federico Dagna, Claudia Filippini, Andrea Albera, Andrea Canale

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2015 Aug;11(2):143-6.

 

The first aim was to determine the prevalence, kind, and functional effects on hearing of ossicular chain suffering (OCS) in chronic otitis without cholesteatoma (NCOM) and tympanic perforations (TP). The second aim was to correlate the findings with clinical parameters and hearing level.

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2015

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Does Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging Change the Follow-Up Strategy in Cases with Residual Cholesteatoma?
 

Author(s): Yusuf Dündar, Fatih Alper Akcan, Alper Dilli, Emel Tatar, Hakan Korkmaz, Ali Özdek

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2015 Apr;11(1):58-62.

 

To analyze the effectiveness of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in the evaluation of recurrent cholesteatomas.

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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Value of Echo-Planar Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detecting Tympanomastoid Cholesteatoma.
 

Author(s): Ali Cihan Yiğiter, Ercan Pınar, Abdülkadir İmre, Nezahat Erdoğan

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2015 Apr;11(1):53-7.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of echo-planar diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (EP-DWI) and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in the detection and localization of cholesteatoma.

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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The terms "Cholesteatoma" returned 17 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Consensus-Based Recommendations on the Definition and Classification of Cholesteatoma.
 

Author(s): Ewa Olszewska, Justyna Rutkowska, Nuri Özgirgin

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2015 Apr;11(1):81-7.

 

Development of a consensus on the definitions and classification of cholesteatoma is essential for scientific community to exchange information on clinical studies and compare their outcomes. The aim of the study is to reach a consensus among members of the European Academy of Otology ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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Updates and knowledge gaps in cholesteatoma research.
 

Author(s): Chin-Lung Kuo, An-Suey Shiao, Matthew Yung, Masafumi Sakagami, Holger Sudhoff, Chih-Hung Wang, Chyong-Hsin Hsu, Chiang-Feng Lien

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2015 ;2015():854024.

 

The existence of acquired cholesteatoma has been recognized for more than three centuries; however, the nature of the disorder has yet to be determined. Without timely detection and intervention, cholesteatomas can become dangerously large and invade intratemporal structures, resulting ...

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2015

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Infectious causes of cholesteatoma and treatment of infected ossicles prior to reimplantation by hydrostatic high-pressure inactivation.
 

Author(s): Wycliffe Omurwa Masanta, Rebecca Hinz, Andreas Erich Zautner

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2015 ;2015():761259.

 

Chronic inflammation, which is caused by recurrent infections, is one of the factors contributing to the pathogenesis of cholesteatoma. If reimplantation of autologous ossicles after a surgical intervention is intended, inactivation of planktonic bacteria and biofilms is desirable. ...

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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