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Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Nov;123(11):754-7. doi: 10.1177/0003489414538402. Epub 2014 Jun 18.

Recurrent cholesteatoma with massive extension to temporoparietal scalp: case report and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • 2Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • 3Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA larry.myers@utsouthwestern.edu.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Cholesteatomas are locally destructive collections of epithelial debris arising from temporal bone squamous epithelium. Recurrences may occur after removal and are typically located within the temporal bone.

OBJECTIVE:

This study aimed to report a case of a massive, recurrent cholesteatoma with extension to temporoparietal scalp in a 37-year-old woman.

METHODS:

Case report with literature review.

RESULTS:

The patient underwent complete excision of a well-circumscribed left temporal mass, intraoperatively identified to arise from the middle ear and to contain keratin debris.

CONCLUSION:

We report a case of recurrent cholesteatoma with massive extension to temporoparietal scalp. Clinical suspicion of recurrent cholesteatoma should remain in the differential diagnosis of temporal mass with prior history of cholesteatoma.

© The Author(s) 2014.

KEYWORDS:

head and neck mass; recurrent cholesteatoma

PMID:
24944274
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