Etiopathogenesis of cholesteatoma

  title={Etiopathogenesis of cholesteatoma},
  author={Ewa Olszewska and Mathias Wagner and Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen and Joerg Ebmeyer and Stefan Dazert and Henning Hildmann and Holger Sudhoff},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck},
Cholesteatoma is a destructive lesion of the temporal bone that gradually expands and causes complications by erosion of the adjacent bony structures. Bone resorption can result in destruction of the ossicular chain and otic capsule with consecutive hearing loss, vestibular dysfunction, facial paralysis and intracranial complications. Surgery is the only treatment of choice. The etiopathogenesis of cholesteatoma, however, is still controversial. This review was designed to understand the… CONTINUE READING
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