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Unusual association of congenital middle ear cholesteatoma and first branchial cleft anomaly: management and embryological concepts.
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PMID:  15656966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report two cases of an undescribed association of first branchial cleft fistula and middle ear congenital cholesteatoma and to discuss management and embryological hypothesis. DESIGN: Retrospective study and review of the literature RESULTS: Both patients were young girls free of past medical or surgical history. Surgical removal of the first cleft anomaly found in the two cases a fistula routing underneath the facial nerve. Both cholesteatomas were located in the hypotympanum, mesotympanum. In one case, an anatomical link between the two malformations was clearly identified with CT scan. DISCUSSION: The main embryological theories and classification are reviewed. A connection between Aimi's and Michaels' theories (congenital cholesteatoma) and Work classification might explain the reported clinical association.
R Nicollas; L Tardivet; B Bourlière-Najean; I Sudre-Levillain; J M Triglia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-19     Completed Date:  2005-06-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, La Timone Children's Hospital, 264 Rue saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France.
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MeSH Terms
Branchial Region / abnormalities*,  surgery
Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear / congenital*,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Retrospective Studies
Second-Look Surgery

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