Cholesteatoma: acquired

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

CT through the temporal bone demonstrates a soft tissue mass in Prussak's space which has eroded the scutum and erodes the ossicles and displaces them medially. The mass extends superiorly into the attic and appears to have eroded through the tegmentum as well as through the fallopian canal of the facial nerve, and perhaps the lateral semicircular canal.

Case Discussion

Findings are characteristic of an acquired cholesteatoma.

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Case information

rID: 5467
Case created: 26th Jan 2009
Last edited: 9th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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