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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 865043, 3 pages
Case Report

Extensive Tympanic Membrane Cholesteatoma with Marginal Perforation: An Unusual Case

1Safa Private Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul, Turkey
2Fevzi Çakmak Mahallesi Şişecam Bloklari, Emek Apartment D:8, Bağcilar, Istanbul, Turkey
3Hisar Intercontinental Private Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 20 May 2013; Accepted 26 June 2013

Academic Editors: A. Casani and A. Kakigi

Copyright © 2013 Erdal Sakalli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The migration of squamous epithelium of external ear through a tympanic membrane perforation into the middle ear forms a cholesteatoma. But it is extremely a rare condition to observe extensive cholesteatoma on the medial surface of tympanic membrane with perforation. This condition is termed tympanic membrane cholesteatoma (TMC). We herein present an exceptional case of extensive TMC with marginal perforation.