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Can Vet J. 2011 Jun;52(6):631-6.

Middle ear cholesteatoma in 11 dogs.

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Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche, Sezione di Chirurgia, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Milano 7, 20133, Milano, Italy. valentina.greci@unimi.it

Abstract

Middle ear cholesteatoma is a rare condition in dogs with chronic otitis. Otorrhea, otodinia, and pain on temporomandibular joint palpation are the most common clinical signs. Neurological abnormalities are often detectable. Computed tomography reveals the presence of an expansive and invasive unvascularized lesion involving the tympanic cavity and the bulla, with little or no contrast enhancement after administration of contrast mediu. Video-otoscopy may detect pearly growth or white/yellowish scales in the middle ear cavity. Surgery is the only therapy but is associated with a high risk of recurrence.

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22131579
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PMC3095160
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