CRCM  Vol.2 No.8 , November 2013
Non-echo-planar diffusion-weighted MRI in cholesteatoma: One typical case, one atypical case and one rare false positive finding
ABSTRACT
We present two cases of cholesteatoma and one false positive finding in non-EP DW MRI in order to highlight the differential diagnosis in imaging and emphasize the need to discuss the findings with the otologic surgeon. The first case demonstrates different MRI signal patterns encountered in a patient with cholesteatoma. The second report is a rare case of supralabyrinthine cholesteatoma with atypical clinical presentation. The third case presents a rare but important false positive finding in non-EP DW MRI. Clinical and imaging findings are discussed taking into account the current literature.

Cite this paper
Huellner, M. , Novoa, E. , Kessler, M. , Treumann, T. and Linder, T. (2013) Non-echo-planar diffusion-weighted MRI in cholesteatoma: One typical case, one atypical case and one rare false positive finding. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 479-483. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.28126.
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