Recurrent cholesteatoma with massive extension to temporoparietal scalp: Case report and literature review

Vivian F. Zhu, Brandon Isaacson, Jason Mull, Larry L. Myers

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Abstract

Background: Cholesteatomas are locally destructive collections of epithelial debris arising from temporal bone squamous epithelium. Recurrences may occur after removal and are typically located within the temporal bone. Objective: This study aimed to report a case of a massive, recurrent cholesteatoma with extension to temporoparietal scalp in a 37-year-old woman. Methods: Case report with literature review. Results: The patient underwent complete excision of a well-circumscribed left temporal mass, intraoperatively identified to arise from the middle ear and to contain keratin debris. Conclusion: We report a case of recurrent cholesteatoma with massive extension to temporoparietal scalp. Clinical suspicion of recurrent cholesteatoma should remain in the differential diagnosis of temporal mass with prior history of cholesteatoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)754-757
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume123
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

Keywords

  • Head and neck mass
  • Recurrent cholesteatoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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