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Trismus and TMJ disorders as first clinical manifestations in an intracranial acquired cholesteatoma


Intracranial extension of acquired cholesteatoma is a rare occurrence that can develop secondary to trauma, chronic otitis media or acquired aural cholesteatoma. The most commonly observed symptoms are headache and hearing loss. The authors report on a rare case of intracranial cholesteatoma presenting with atypic symptoms: swelling and temporomandibular joint disorders.

  • neurosurgery
  • head and neck surgery
  • otolaryngology / ENT

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