Congenital cholesteatoma: Delayed diagnosis and its consequences

Bee See Goh, A. R. Faizah, Salina Husain, Asma Abdullah, L. Saim

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This is a retrospective review of conge nital cholesteato ma cases that were manage d surgicall y. There were 5 cases. The ag e of presentation ranged from 5 to 18 year old. Three patients pres ented with complication of the disease. Three patients had intact tympanic m e m br a ne, t wo had perforation at the anterior superior qua drant. All patients had cholesteatoma medial to tympanic membrane. Four cases had ex tensive ossicular erosion with preoperative hearing worse than 40 dB. Four cases und erwent canal wall down mastoid surg ery and one underwent canal wall up su rgery. One patient had recurrence which required revision surgery. In conclusion, c ongenital cholesteatoma presented late due to the silent nature of disease in its ear ly stage. Extensive d isease, ossicular dest ru c tion w it h r isk of complication at presentat ion were marked in our study. Hence, more a gg ressi v e su rg ical in ter v e nt ion is recommen ded in t he m a nagemen t of con gen ital cholesteatoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume65
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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Delayed Diagnosis
Cholesteatoma
Ions
Tympanic Membrane
Mastoid
Reoperation
Hearing
Ear
Recurrence
Congenital Cholesteatoma

Keywords

  • Children
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Congenital

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Congenital cholesteatoma : Delayed diagnosis and its consequences. / Goh, Bee See; Faizah, A. R.; Husain, Salina; Abdullah, Asma; Saim, L.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 65, No. 3, 09.2010, p. 189-191.

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