cholesteatosis


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cholesteatosis

 [ko″le-ste″ah-to´sis]
fatty degeneration due to cholesterol esters.

cholesteatoma

Dermatology
A benign plug of keratinised squamous epithelium and cholesterol found in the middle ear after acute otitis media.
 
Clinical
Hearing loss, ear fullness, and pain.
 
Neuropathology
Epidermoidoma, see there.