Case contributed by Dr Erik Ranschaert


Hearing loss on the left side.

CT petrous boone

Modality: CT

Soft tissue mass in the left middle ear surrounding and partially eroding the ossicles and extending into the antrum. Obliteration of mastoid cells. 

Modality: MRI

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Case Discussion

Diffusion MRI (non-EPI DWI or TSE DWI) allows to identify with high accuracy the presence of a cholesteatoma (acquired or recurrent). 

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Case Information

rID: 10742
Case created: 15th Sep 2010
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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