A 39-year-old male asked:
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cyst in my middle ear that has caused hearing loss, facial paralysis and vertigo. is it better to have surgery to remove it or put up with it?

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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cholesteatoma: You should have surgery asap as the lesion will destroy your hearing and can erode all the way to your brain!
Answered on Apr 11, 2013
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