Ear Cholesteatoma Treatment
Treatment for cholesteatoma includes surgery to remove the cholesteatoma from the middle ear. Depending on the size of the cholesteatoma and the technique used for surgery, the cholesteatoma may reoccur. The procedure does not require admission to the hospital and recovery may take 1 to 2 weeks.
Goals for surgery include:
- Preserve, or improve hearing
- Preserve the ability to carry out normal activities, such as swimming
- Preserve the normal appearance of the ear after surgery
Ear Cholesteatoma Specialist
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