What is the history of Cholesteatoma?

When was Cholesteatoma discovered? What is the story of this discovery? Was it coincidence or not?

History of Cholesteatoma
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I don't know how or when

Posted Jul 23, 2017 by Leah 2055
Ernst kuster and Ernst Von bergmann developed an radical mastoidectomy to treat an ctoma

Posted Oct 4, 2017 by [email protected] 2000
This IS a copy/paste, from PubMed (sorry, not something I focused on over the past 20 years since 1st DX):
In 1683, Duverney first described a temporal bone tumor probably corresponding to a cholesteatoma. Until 1838, when Müller coined the term cholesteatoma, nothing new about this condition appeared in medical publications. After 1838, three main theories about the pathogenesis of cholesteatoma were published. Virchow, in 1855, considered cholesteatoma to be a tumor arising from the metaplasia of mesenchymal cells to epidermal cells, growing then as tumoral cells. Gruber, Wendt, and von Troeltsch, in 1868, considered cholesteatoma to be the result of a metaplasia not of bone cells but of tympanic mucosa cells into a malpighian epithelium. Politzer, in 1869, assumed that cholesteatoma was a glandular neoplasm of middle ear mucosa. Bezold and Habermann, in 1889, considered cholesteatoma to be the result of migration of the external ear canal epidermis into the tympanic cavity via a marginal perforation after acute or chronic otitis. It took 40 years of discussions about these three theories to finally confirm that Habermann and Bezold were correct.

Posted Oct 18, 2017 by CTomaDue2MisDXBADdoc 3500
I think it is very far and i would Look up Wikipedia to find out

Posted Feb 27, 2018 by A. 2650
First noted in the 1600s it was not until the late 1800 early 1900 that a true diagnosis iui s of the disease was established

Posted Sep 23, 2018 by Sandra 2900
Very little is available in my experience. Doctors are not very forthcoming if indeed they even know!

Posted Oct 12, 2018 by glen 3500

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