Other Names for this Disease
- Primary acquired cholesteatoma (type)
- Secondary acquired cholesteatoma (type)
- Congenital cholesteatoma (type)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
cyst located in the middle ear. It can be congenital (present from birth), but it more commonly occurs as a complication of chronic ear infection. The hallmark symptom is a painless discharge from the ear. Hearing loss, dizziness, and facial muscle paralysis are rare but can result from continued cholesteatoma growth. Surgery can stop infections and prevent complications.Cholesteatoma is a type of skin
Last updated: 12/30/2009
- Lipkin A. Cholesteatoma. MedlinePlus. 2008; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001050.htm. Accessed 12/30/2009.
- Roland PS. Cholesteatoma. eMedicine. 2008; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/993966-overview. Accessed 12/30/2009.
- Cholesteatoma. Vestibular Disorders Association Website. 2009; http://www.vestibular.org/vestibular-disorders/specific-disorders/cholesteatoma.php. Accessed 12/30/2009.
- Cholesteatoma. The Merck Manual of Geriatrics. 2006; http://www.merck.com/mkgr/mmg/sec15/ch129/ch129h.jsp. Accessed 12/30/2009.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Cholesteatoma. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.