Middle ear granulation tissue

Development of granulation tissue in the middle ear cavity is a generalized response to injury/inflammation, chronic otomastoiditis. It can either be typical or go down the pathway of becoming a cholesterol granuloma.

Radiographic features

Typical granulation tissue is common, more so than cholesterol granuloma, and has appearances in keeping with granulation tissue anywhere:


Appears as soft tissue attenuation with mild enhancement on contrast administration.


Appears isointense on T1WI and bright contrast enhancement.

Article information

rID: 1672
System: Head & Neck
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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