Congenital Cholesteatoma in Adult: Is it Still Possible?

Authors

  • Heng Yao Tan Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Anuar Idwan Idris Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Cheng Ai Ong Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Asma A Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v27i1.53214

Keywords:

Congenital cholesteatoma, fistula, mastoidectomy, computed tomography scan, vertigo

Abstract

Congenital cholesteatoma is a mass of squamous epithelium located medial to an intact tympanic membrane without previous history of tympanic membrane perforation, otorrhoea or otological surgery. We described a 24 year old gentleman with a left postauricular discharging fistula for 3 years with recent history of gradual hearing loss, tinnitus and recurrent episodes of positional vertigo. Clinical examination noted left postauricular fistula opening and otoscopy showed a whitish mass medial to a bulging intact tympanic membrane. High-resolution computed tomography of temporal bone was suggestive of cholesteatoma. Left modified radical mastoidectomy was done and he recovered with resolution of symptoms.

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; April 2021; 27(1): 96-99

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Published

2021-04-28

How to Cite

Tan, H. Y., Idris, A. I., Ong, C. A., & A, A. (2021). Congenital Cholesteatoma in Adult: Is it Still Possible?. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 27(1), 96–99. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v27i1.53214

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Case Reports