Case Report

Large Congenital Cholesteatoma of Mastoid Origin Presenting as a Stenosis of the External Auditory Canal


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Sint-Lucas Hospital, Ghent, Belgium


Department of Radiology, Sint-Lucas Hospital, Ghent, Belgium


Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

B-ENT 2022; 18: 135-138
DOI: 10.5152/B-ENT.2022.21342
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Congenital cholesteatomas represent a small part of all cholesteatomas and only rarely originate in the mastoid process. As such lesions grow slowly, they often remain asymptomatic for a long period. We report a case of a large congenital cholesteatoma of the mastoid process with invasion of the posterior semicircular canal, presenting as a stenosis of the external auditory canal. The aim of this case report is to describe the clinical and radiological features and to discuss its management.

Cite this article as: Delrue S, De Wilde B, Cammaert T, Lemmerling M, Heylbroeck P. Large congenital cholesteatoma of mastoid origin presenting as a stenosis of the external auditory canal. B-ENT 2022;18(2):135-138.

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