Cholesteatoma

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

Fibrous Dysplasia of the Temporal Bone with External Auditory Canal Stenosis and Secondary Cholesteatoma.
 

Author(s): Yu-Hsi Liu, Kuo-Ping Chang

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2016 Apr;12(1):125-8.

 

Fibrous dysplasia is a slowly progressive benign fibro-osseous disease, rarely occurring in temporal bones. In these cases, most bony lesions developed from the bony part of the external auditory canals, causing otalgia, hearing impairment, otorrhea, and ear hygiene blockade and probably ...

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2016

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Cholesteatoma in the Sellar Region Presenting as Hypopituitarism and Diabetes Insipidus.
 

Author(s): Xiangyi Kong, Huanwen Wu, Wenbin Ma, Yongning Li, Bing Xing, Yanguo Kong, Renzhi Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(10):e2938.

 

Clinically significant sellar cysts unrelated to pituitary adenomas are uncommon. Intracranial cholesteatomas are also rare and are most common in the middle ear and mastoid region. We report an even rarer case of cholesteatoma in the sellar region-a challenging diagnosis guided by ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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Cochlear implant and congenital cholesteatoma.
 

Author(s): J Mierzwinski, A J Fishman, T Grochowski, S Drewa, M Drela, P Winiarski, I Bielecki

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The occurence of cholesteatoma and cochlear implant is rare. Secondary cholesteatomas may develop as a result of cochlear implant surgery. Primarily acquired cholesteatoma is not typically associated with congenital sensorineural hearing loss or cochlear implant in children. The occurrence ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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The terms "Cholesteatoma" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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

Author(s): Ewa Olszewska, Justyna Rutkowska, Nuri Ă–zgirgin

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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Last Updated: 15 Sep 2016

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