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J Y Duclos, V Darrouzet, D Portmann, M Portmann, J P Bébéar
Long a subject of debate, congenital cholesteatomas of the middle ear appear to be a specific clinical entity different from the much more frequent classical acquired cholesteoma. Characteristic features of congenital cholesteatomas are young age at diagnosis, typical peroperative presentation, satisfactory mastoid air cells in almost all cases, and associated congenital malformations, which may involve the otology system or not. Diagnosis is a difficult task due to the long latency period with no clinical manifestations...
September 1999: Annales D'oto-laryngologie et de Chirurgie Cervico Faciale
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