External Auditory Canal Cholesteatoma: Clinical Management in Asia

Ping Soh, Eng, Song Toh, Soh, Ping Eng, Yew, Meng Chan
Mediterr J. Otol   unpublished
Cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal is rare in otologic practice. Current literature on that entity is generally limited and has been reported primarily in the White population; a significant underrepresentation has been noted in Asians. In this paper, we describe our Asian experience involving 4 cases of external auditory canal cholesteatoma that were diagnosed and subsequently managed in a tertiary-care hospital. We present our experience of the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and
more » ... on, diagnosis, and management of cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal to create an awareness of this rarity, especially in an Asian context.