The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2010 , Vol 52 , Num 3
Tympanic Membrane Cholesteatoma: A Rare Finding
Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey We report a rare finding of tympanic membrane cholesteatoma in a twoyear- old girl.

Tympanic membrane cholesteatoma without trauma or surgery to the ear is a rare entity, with few cases documented in the literature. The exact etiology of this lesion is still unclear. The presentation, clinical course and management are discussed.

A whitish spot on the tympanic membrane should raise suspicion for cholesteatoma. Early diagnosis and treatment are imperative to allow an easy removal and avoid middle ear involvement. Keywords : cholesteatoma, tympanic membrane, congenital.

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