Affordable Access

Congenital cholesteatomas in children: an embryologic correlation.

Authors
  • Levenson, M J
  • Michaels, L
  • Parisier, S C
  • Juarbe, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Laryngoscope
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1988
Volume
98
Issue
9
Pages
949–955
Identifiers
PMID: 3412093
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The clinical findings in 37 children with congenital cholesteatoma of the middle ear, 17 of which have not been previously reported, are presented. Clinical findings and surgical observations are correlated with recent developmental studies. It is hypothesized that congenital cholesteatoma may originate from an epidermoid formation, which has been identified in the anterior superior lateral tympanic cavity adjacent to the anterior annulus during fetal development, and which normally is present early in development, involuting by 33 weeks' gestation. It is proposed that the epidermoid formation may not always involute, and could serve as an embryologic anlage of congenital cholesteatomas.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times