Primary cholesteatoma in the congenitally atretic ear

R. T. Miyamoto, T. H. Fairchild, H. S. Daugherty

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A developmental aberration significant enough to cause a congenital auricular atresia may well entrap ectodermal keratinous elements medial to an atresia plate, resulting in a primary cholesteatoma. We report such a case and discuss the proposed pathogenesis and pertinent embryology. A two-stage surgical procedure is offered as a reasonable management alternative when the cholesteatoma is well encapsulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Otology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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