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Dysgeusia and cholesteatoma.
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PMID:  16935184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe an individual with cholesteatoma whose sole presenting symptom was dysgeusia. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. METHOD: A retrospective review of an individual presenting with dysgeusia without any hearing loss, otorrhea, or imbalance who was found to have chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma. RESULT: Surgical exploration confirmed the presence of cholesteatoma and identified an intact but attenuated chorda tympani nerve. The dysgeusia persisted after surgery. CONCLUSION: The anatomical course of the chorda tympani and the usual routes of expansion of cholesteatoma sacs indicates a higher incidence of dysgeusia with cholesteatoma. Further elucidation is necessary to determine the true incidence of this complaint with cholesteatoma.
Harold H Kim; Edsel U Kim; David F Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0196-0709     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-28     Completed Date:  2008-04-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wilson Ear Clinic, Portland, OR, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear / complications*,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Chorda Tympani Nerve / pathology,  surgery
Chronic Disease
Dysgeusia / etiology*
Otitis Media / complications
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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