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Cholesteatoma is a destructive and expanding growth consisting of keratinizing squamous epithelium in the middle ear and/or mastoid process. Although cholesteatomas are not classified as either tumors or cancers, they can still cause significant problems because of their erosive and expansile properties ... The majority (98%) of patients with cholesteatoma have ear discharge or ...

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A cholesteatoma usually occurs because of poor eustachian tube function as well as infection in the middle ear. The eustachian tube conveys air from the back ...

www.healthline.com/health/cholesteatoma

Jan 21, 2016 ... A cholesteatoma is a noncancerous cyst that can develop in the ear. ... They usually continue to grow and cause additional problems.

www.nhs.uk/conditions/cholesteatoma/Pages/Introduction.aspx

A cholesteatoma is an uncommon abnormal collection of skin cells inside your ear. ... In very rare cases, an infection can spread into the inner ear and brain, ...

www.marshfieldclinic.org/specialties/ent/ent-cholesteatoma

If you have had previous problems with middle ear fluid and/or infections, you may be more likely to develop a cholesteatoma. However, it may be years before  ...

www.californiaearinstitute.com/ear-disorders-cholesteatoma-california.php

Cholesteatoma can lead to more serious problems including chronic ear infections, permanent hearing loss and dizziness. More rarely, it can lead to inability to ...

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A cholesteatoma is a skin growth that occurs in an abnormal location, the middle ear behind the eardrum. It is usually due to repeated infection, which causes an ...

www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ear-infection/benign-ear-cyst

Jan 20, 2017 ... Benign cysts in your ear, called cholesteatomas, may not cause cancer. ... But if you don't treat them, they can cause problems, including ...

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Aug 16, 2014 ... Cholesteatoma is the most serious form of chronic ear infection. It is not a tumour, though it can behave like one. It is not cancer and never ...