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August 1975

Congenital Cholesteatomata With Other Anomalies

Author Affiliations

From the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Peron is currently at Notre Dame Hospital and the University of Montreal, Faculty of Medicine, Montreal.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(8):498-505. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780370040015

Congenital (primary) cholesteatomata may arise in the petrous apex, mastoid, middle ear, or external auditory canal.

Histological studies of the temporal bones of a 20-year-old man with bilateral combined deafness show bilateral congenital cholesteatomata of the middle ears associated with salivary choristomata and other anomalies of the middle and inner ears.