Case series on external auditory canal cholesteatoma: an entity often misdiagnosed

Priti S. Hajare, O. Padmavathy
2020 International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery  
<p class="abstract">External auditory canal cholesteatoma (EACC) is a rare disease. EACC presents with chronic dull aching pain with normal hearing. It is diagnosed by clinical examination and radiological investigation. Due to its rarity it is important to differentiate it from other external ear conditions. We prospectively analysed four cases of cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal in a period of 18 months. All of our patients underwent surgery. In three cases, the cholesteatoma was
more » ... cholesteatoma was restricted to the external auditory canal, while in one case it was extending into the antrum. A proper clinical examination with radiological investigations will be helpful in the diagnosis and for proper management of the disease.</p>
doi:10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20202222 fatcat:l3ttfhim2zejjdxqqrcb2qutf4