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

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Cholesteatoma" returned 141 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Tympanic paraganglioma mimicking cholesteatoma: about a case].
 

Author(s): Bouchra Rafiq, Ghizlane El Mghari

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Tympanic paragangliomas are common benign tumors of the middle ear, made up of neuroendocrine cells dispersed along the major vascular axes of the head, the neck and the vertebral column. The revealing symptoms are hearing loss and a pulsatile tinnitus. Otoscopy often shows pulsatile ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cartilage Ossiculoplasty from Stapes to Tympanic Membrane in One-Stage Intact Canal Wall Tympanoplasty for Cholesteatoma.
 

Author(s): Denis Ayache, Florent Manac'h, Christian B Teszler, Mathieu Veyrat, Wissame El Bakkouri, Alain Corré, Mary Daval

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2017 Aug;13(2):171-175.

 

To report hearing results of cartilage interposition ossiculoplasty in one-stage intact canal wall (ICW) tympanoplasty for cholesteatoma with intact stapes.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Implementation of the "EAONO/JOS Definitions and Classification of Middle Ear Cholesteatoma" - from STAM to STAMCO.
 

Author(s): Paul Merkus, Fleur A Ten Tije, Mariska Stam, Frederique M L Tan, Robert Jan Pauw

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2017 Aug;13(2):272-275.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Cholesteatoma" returned 25 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cholesteatoma Definition and Classification: A Literature Review.
 

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

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2017 Aug;13(2):266-271.

 

Cholesteatoma is a serious otolaryngologic condition that to date remains an important problem and poses a challenge to otolaryngologists around the world. To improve the approach pertaining to the diagnosis and management of middle ear cholesteatoma, clear, clinically applicable, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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EAONO/JOS Joint Consensus Statements on the Definitions, Classification and Staging of Middle Ear Cholesteatoma.
 

Author(s): Matthew Yung, Tetsuya Tono, Ewa Olszewska, Yutaka Yamamoto, Holger Sudhoff, Masafumi Sakagami, Jef Mulder, Hiromi Kojima, Armağan İncesulu, Franco Trabalzini, Nuri Özgirgin

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2017 Apr;13(1):1-8.

 

The European Academy of Otology and Neurotology (EAONO) has previously published a consensus document on the definitions and classification of cholesteatoma. It was based on the Delphi consensus methodology involving the broad EAONO membership. At the same time, the Japanese Otological ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Recommendations for Potassium-Titanyl-Phosphate Laser in the Treatment of Cholesteatoma.
 

Author(s): Gavin John le Nobel, Adrian Lewis James

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2016 Dec;12(3):332-336.

 

Potassium-titanyl-phosphage (KTP) lasers possess many characteristics suitable for otologic surgery. The objective of this report is to provide recommendations on the use of KTP laser for cholesteatoma surgery based on a narrative review of currently available evidence. PubMed and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Detection of Cholesteatoma Using Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholesteatoma

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2017

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Last Updated: 12 Mar 2018

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Combined Access Closed Tympanomastoidectomy: Microsurgery Allied to Endoscopy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholesteatoma; Chronic Otitis Media

 

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2017

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