Congenital cholesteatoma

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Tympanic membrane retraction on examination.

Patient Data

Age: 4
Gender: Male

Centered behind the pars tensa of the tympanic membrane within the mesotympanum is a rounded soft-tissue density mass consistent with a congenital cholesteatoma.

Case Discussion

Features here are consistent with the clinically suspected congenital cholesteatoma which was confirmed surgically and pathologically.

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