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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more