Congenital cholesteatoma: theories, facts, and 53 patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Congenital cholesteatoma has a different pathophysiology than acquired cholesteatoma in that these patients rarely have eustachian tube dysfunction. This likely accounts for their reasonable preoperative hearing and their lack of complications or recurrences postoperatively. The most important factor is early detection. Treatment remains surgical removal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bennett, M; Warren, F; Jackson, GC; Kaylie, D

Published Date

  • December 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1081 - 1094

PubMed ID

  • 17097434

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-6665

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.otc.2006.08.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States