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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 964725, 3 pages
Case Report

A Unique Case of Pneumatised Styloid Process with Cholesteatoma

1Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
2Department of Radiology, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK

Received 15 April 2013; Accepted 12 May 2013

Academic Editors: D. G. Balatsouras, W. Issing, R. Mora, K. Morshed, and V. A. Resto

Copyright © 2013 Mostayn Alam 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.


Pneumatisation of styloid process is a very rare finding and has never been reported previously. We present a unique case of a pneumatised styloid process with a cholesteatoma arising within the cavity. We describe the clinical features, associated radiological findings, and management of this lesion.