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Buckeye, AZ
A 34-year-old female asked:

Saw ent son11 has cholesteatoma &complete loss of bone no eardrum left. what kind of surgery will be needed? will hearing recover 100%.

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Cholesteatoma: First goal of surgery is to make the ear safe. Surgery would most likely be tympanomastoidectomy as first stage to clean disease and get stable eardrum.Second stage would be ossicular reconstruction if needed or to just to have a look to rule recurrent disease.Radical mastoidectomy if beyond reasonable chance of safe,useful repair.Hearing will be compromised regardless.Bone conduction hearing aid
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Last updated Dec 8, 2016


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