We provide comprehensive care for cholesteatomas.
A cholesteatoma is not a tumor, but a growth of skin behind the eardrum (in the middle ear space and/or mastoid bone). Once the cholesteatoma is large enough, it can cause the bones of the middle ear to malfunction, causing hearing loss. Additionally, there is often foul-smelling ear drainage. If left untreated, further cholesteatoma growth can cause permanent hearing loss and facial muscle paralysis.
- Hearing loss
- Odorous fluid draining from the ear
- Pain behind or in the ear
- Pressure in the ear