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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Otology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1984|
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