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Any remedies for cholesteatoma I can try at home?

Any remedies for cholesteatoma I can try at home?

No: Sorry, cholesteatoma is a surgical, not a medical problem. The enzymes in cholesteatomas can erode bone and make this benign condition dangerous. You need to have it taken care of by an ENT doctor.

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Dr. Nader Kalantar
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Cholesteatoma (Definition)

Is a benign skin cyst of the middle ear. They most often are acquired secondary to chronic middle ear disease. There are rarer congenital types which ...Read more


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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholesteatoma?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for cholesteatoma?

Not recommended: I personally would not recommend otc treatment for this condition. See an ent.

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What is the hospital's treatment for cholesteatoma?

What is the hospital's treatment for cholesteatoma?

Cholesteatoma: Surgery involves Tympanoplasty, Mastoidectomy, Ossiculoplasty. Approach is through the ear canal or behind it.

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What is the treatment for a cholesteatoma?

What is the treatment for a cholesteatoma?

Surgery: I would see a local ENT in galveston or houston. There are ENT doctors who just specialize in just complex ear surgery called otologist or neuro-otologists.

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Can you tell me about john hopkins hospital treatment for cholesteatoma?

Can you tell me about john hopkins hospital treatment for cholesteatoma?

Cholesteatoma: The Johns Hopkins hospital has a multidisciplinary team of physicians to treat cholesteatomas and other lesions of the temporal bone (neuro-otology). Visit the Johns Hopkins website for an appointment to the appropriate medical specialist.

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Can any doc tell me what's john hopkins hospital treatment for cholesteatoma?

Can any doc tell me what's john hopkins hospital treatment for cholesteatoma?

Surgery.: I can't tell you specifically what they do at Johns Hopkins, but it is most likely what is recommended everywhere: surgery. The procedure, called tympanomastoidectomy, is performed to remove all the trapped skin from the ear and reconstruct the eardrum. This creates a safe, dry ear. Left untreated, cholesteatoma can cause complications over time. See an ENT surgeon, Hopkins or elsewhere.

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Can cholesteatoma be cured?

Can cholesteatoma be cured?

Yes: Cholesteatoma is a condition that occurs in the ear canal or more commonly behind the ear drum in which the bony structures can be eroded. It is not a tumor but rather a destructive process that often is a result of previous infection. Surgery is curative. However, often more than one surgery is needed depending its extent at the time it is diagnosed. An ENT is the surgeon to seek for treatment.

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How can cholesteatoma originate?

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 ear pressure. Eustachian tube may not work properly due to chronic ear or, sinus infections, colds, etc. Partial vacuum may be middle ear. This can cause a section of your eardrum to be pulled into the middle ear, creating a cyst, that grows larger.

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I've got cholesteatoma. Now what?

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 see an ear nose and throat doctor who has special interest in chronic ear disease and does a lot of ear surgery.

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What are the tests for cholesteatoma?

What are the tests for cholesteatoma?

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 choleasteatoma, a soft tissue mass, inside the middle ear cavity.

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What are the symptoms of cholesteatoma?

What are the symptoms of cholesteatoma?

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 to check it out.

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What sort of problem is a cholesteatoma?

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 middle ear, creating a pocket or cyst that fills with old skin cells and other waste material (cholesteatoma). The cyst may get bigger and break down some of the middle ear bones. More at: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002045/.

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Is anyone familiar with a cholesteatoma?

Is anyone familiar with a cholesteatoma?

Skin cyst in ear: Cholesteatoma is something ents see quite often, though primary doctors only rarely come across it. It is skin (epidermal) cells where they shouldn't be, usually on the middle ear side of the eardrum and in the mastoid cavity behind the ear. You can be born with it, or more commonly it comes with chronic ear infections. It requires surgery to be cured or could lead to serious complications.

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Diagnosed with a cholesteatoma. Is that bad?

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 loss and other complications. It requires surgical treatment to prevent progression.

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What causes Cholesteatoma? How is it treated?

What causes Cholesteatoma? How is it treated?

Cholesteatoma: Cholesteatoma is a small growth in the middle ear. Behind the eardrum. Causes include prior infections or a torn eardrum or, rarely, kids are born with them. If it is large or symptomatic, and ENT specialist can remove it surgically.

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What symptoms of cholesteatoma are the most common?

What symptoms of cholesteatoma are the most common?

See below:: Symptoms: dizziness; drainage from the ear; hearing loss in one ear; pain or numbness in or around the ear. Cholesteatoma can be a birth defect (congenital), but it more commonly occurs as a complication of chronic ear infection.

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How bad can it be to let a cholesteatoma go untreated?

Very Bad: Cholesteatomas produce chemicals that can erode bone. Depending on where the cholesteatoma is the bone at risk can be the bone separating the ear from the brain and potentially lead to a brain issue such as infection or brain fluid leak. You can also get erosion into the inner ear itself leading to permanent deafness and severe vertigo.

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