Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type: Case Report(s)



Teratomas are tumors originated from mature or immature tissues. Teratomas are made up of one embryonic layer or all three embryonic layers (endoderm, mesoderm, or ectoderm). Herein we report a 41-year-old man who presented with vertigo, vomiting, and tinnitus. After physical examination, laboratory evaluation and performing computed tomography, cholesteatoma was diagnosed, however, during radical mastoidectomy a cystic tumor was found. The result of pathology proved middle ear and mastoid teratoma.