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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2006 Dec;39(6):1081-94.

Congenital cholesteatoma: theories, facts, and 53 patients.

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The Otology Group, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 300 20th Avenue North, Suite 502, Nashville, TN 37203, USA. marc.bennett@vanderbilt.edu

Abstract

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.

PMID:
17097434
DOI:
10.1016/j.otc.2006.08.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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