Mural cholesteatoma

Automastoidectomy denotes extensive bone destruction of the mastoid mimicking the appearance of surgery (mastoidectomy), most often caused by cholesteatoma.

Spontaneous evacuation of cholesteatoma can be seen with automastoidectomy . In these circumstances, it is often referred to as mural cholesteatoma or unusual cholesteatoma shell, as there is no residual soft tissue mass .

Automastoidectomy has also been reported with keratosis obturans .

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