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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2017, Article ID 7450482, 4 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case Report and Literature Review of External Auditory Canal Cholesteatoma with Circumferential Destruction of Canal Wall Exposing Facial Nerve

Department of ENT-HNS, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Kathmandu, Nepal

Correspondence should be addressed to Leison Maharjan; moc.liamg@najraham.nosiel

Received 13 August 2017; Accepted 15 October 2017; Published 28 December 2017

Academic Editor: Holger Sudhoff

Copyright © 2017 Leison Maharjan and Pabina Rayamajhi. 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.


External auditory canal cholesteatoma (EACC) is a rare condition with an estimated incidence of 1.2 per 1000 new otological patients. It is often mistaken with keratosis obturans. We discuss an extensive primary EACC with an aural polyp in a male which was managed by modified radical mastoidectomy.