Case contributed by Dr Erik Ranschaert


Hearing loss on the left side.


CT petrous bone

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


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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
Published: 15th Sep 2010
Last edited: 8th Jul 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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