Branchial Cleft Abnormality
An irregularity that occurs during fetal development that results in malformations in the side of the neck, appearing anywhere from the ear, along the line of the jaw, to the throat.
Cholesteatoma (pronounced co-les-tee-ah-tow-mah) is a benign growth that must be removed because it damages the ear and may cause serious complications. Cholesteatoma is skin that grows inside the ear including the middle ear (behind the ear drum), and mastoid (a space behind and connected to the middle ear). Normally skin is not present inside...