Some considerations about acquired adult and pediatric cholesteatomas

Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. Jul-Aug 2005;71(4):536-45. doi: 10.1016/s1808-8694(15)31212-x. Epub 2005 Dec 15.


Authors debate about cholesteatomas, from the first time this word was employed, by Muller, in 1838, until the recent updates. They dissert about its definition, etiology and pathology and present basic concepts about its biology. They also make a wide review about pediatric cholesteatoma, its epidemiology and biology, and compare it with adult cholesteatoma. Finally, they describe some articles about ossicle chain erosion and its correlation with cholesteatoma perimatrix, collagen and collagenase.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear* / classification
  • Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear* / etiology
  • Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear* / pathology
  • Humans