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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2015, Article ID 305494, 3 pages
Case Report

Congenital Cholesteatoma Localized to the Mastoid Cavity and Presenting as a Mastoid Abscess

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Oman
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Received 18 February 2015; Revised 1 April 2015; Accepted 6 April 2015

Academic Editor: Chung-Feng Hwang

Copyright © 2015 Salim M. Sloma Tabook 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.


Introduction. Congenital cholesteatoma is a pearly white mass that rarely originates from the mastoid process. Case Report. A 21-year-old male patient presented to our department with severe right mastoid pain and postauricular fluctuant swelling for 23 days. There was no preceding history of ear complaints and examination showed a normal right ear drum. Emergency exploration of the mastoid process was done on the same day and revealed localized cholesteatoma limited only to the mastoid cavity. Conclusion. Despite a rarity, the mastoid process should be always put in mind as a site of origin for congenital cholesteatoma.