Cholesteatoma formation (illustrations)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

These diagrams demonstrate the steps involved in the formation of a pars flaccida acquired cholesteatoma. First, there is retraction of the upper tympanic membrane forming an occluded pouch within which accumulates debris. 

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rID: 9672
Published: 10th May 2010
Last edited: 17th Oct 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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