P.K. Shenoy, MD, FRCS, DLO, FACS, ENT Service Chief, Campbellton Regional Hospital, Campbellton, NB, Canada.
Dr.K.B.Bali, MBBS, MS, FACS, Senior ENT Specialist,
Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE.
Cholesteatoma is a benign growth of skin in abnormal location such as the middle ear or the petrous apex which is located deep in the inner ear and is known to cause a variety of complications. We describe a patient with a cholesteatoma who had right facial paresis that improved after the removal of the cholesteatoma. Review of the literature regarding cholesteatoma is discussed.
Key Words: cholesteatoma, labrynthine fistula, facial paresis, attic defect, primary acquired, secondary acquired.