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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Cholesteatoma refers to a growth pushing through areas of the ear drum & mastoid bone. Sometimes there is fatty substance inside, sometimes it's just ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
45 years experience in Radiology
Pretty rare: It is a benign tumor that is not very common.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
In rare cases: Uncommon, but possible.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Cystic collection: Cholesteatoma is caused by a poorly functioning eustachian tube leads from the back of the nose to the middle of ear, allowing air to equalizing ea ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You need surgery: Cholesteatoma is a problem that can be solved only by surgery. An ear nose and throat doctor should be able to take care of it for you. You want to se ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tushar Patel
25 years experience in Radiology
ENT exam: First have an ENT specialist (otolaryngologist) exam your ear. If needed the ENT physician can order a ct scan of the temporal bone to check for chol ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varied: The symptoms while not specific for only this condition could include hearing loss, draining ear, ear fullness, dizziness. If suspected, go see an ENT ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Cholesteatoma: Poor function in the eustachian tube leads to negative pressure in the middle ear. This pulls a part of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) into the middl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Greenberg
31 years experience in Radiology
Congenital/acquired: Cholesteatoma may be congenital or acquired. Congenital cholesteatomas are epidermal cysts arising as a result of a developmental abnormality. Acquire ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Requires treatment: A cholesteatoma is a deposit of skin cells that forms a mass in the middle ear and can erode various portions of the middle ear resulting in hearing l ... Read More
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