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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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 136 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Surgical Treatment of External Auditory Canal Cholesteatoma - Ten Years of Clinical Experience.
 

Author(s): Kuen Yao Ho, Tzu Yen Huang, Shih Meng Tsai, Hsun Mo Wang, Chen Yu Chien, Ning Chia Chang

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2017 Apr;13(1):9-13.

 

To describe the clinical manifestations of external auditory canal (EAC) cholesteatoma and evaluate the surgical outcomes of reconstruction using an inferior pedicled soft-tissue periosteum flap.

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2017

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[External auditory canal cholesteatoma].
 

Author(s): Lachkar Azeddine, Ahmed Aabach, Mohamed Chouai, Fahd Elayoubi, Mohamed Rachid Ghailan

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External auditory canal cholesteatoma is defined as an accumulation of keratin leading to osteolytic bony erosion. It is a rare or underdiagnosed otologic entity. Our study aims to illustrate one case of external auditory canal cholesteatoma. Hypertensive diabetic patient, 65 years ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2017

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An Iatrogenic Cholesteatoma of the Squamous Part of the Temporal Bone.
 

Author(s): Daniela Páez Mantilla, Claudio Krstulovic, Manuel Mateos Fernández, Herminio Pérez Garrigues

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2016 Dec;12(3):356-357.

 

A cholesteatoma is a relatively common condition within the middle ear cavity, whereas a cholesteatoma of the squamous part of the temporal bone is an exceptionally rare entity. A case of an iatrogenic cholesteatoma located in the squamous part of the temporal bone is presented, which ...

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2016

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The terms "Cholesteatoma" returned 24 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 6 Jan 2017

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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: 29 Nov 2016

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Congenital Intratympanic Cholesteatoma in an Adult Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Barbara Pedruzzi, Marta Mion, Francesco Comacchio

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2016 Apr;12(1):119-24.

 

Congenital cholesteatoma within the tympanic membrane is an uncommon entity, with only few cases being documented. The aetiopathogenesis of this lesion is still unknown; however, when cholesteatoma develops in subjects without any history of previous ear inflammation, as in the case ...

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2016

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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: 15 Sep 2016

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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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