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Cholesteatoma

Subspecialties

Mastoidectomy

Cholesteatoma is a non-cancerous growth in the middle ear that can lead to complications if left untreated. At Emirates Hospitals Group in Dubai, our specialized ENT team offers comprehensive care for cholesteatoma, focusing on accurate diagnosis and effective treatment to preserve ear function and prevent recurrence.

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Cholesteatoma Treatment Procedures

These procedures aim to eradicate the cholesteatoma and restore normal ear anatomy and function. Our approach to treating cholesteatoma includes:

  • Surgical Removal: Complete removal of the cholesteatoma to prevent damage to nearby structures.
  • Tympanoplasty: Surgical repair of the eardrum to close perforations caused by cholesteatoma.
  • Mastoidectomy: Surgical removal of infected mastoid bone if cholesteatoma has spread.
  • Middle Ear Reconstruction: Reconstructive procedures to restore hearing and prevent further complications.
  • Ossiculoplasty: Repair of middle ear bones damaged by cholesteatoma.

Symptoms of Cholesteatoma

Early recognition of symptoms is crucial for prompt diagnosis and treatment. Common symptoms of cholesteatoma include:

  • Ear Pain: Persistent or recurrent pain in the affected ear.
  • Ear Discharge: Foul-smelling discharge from the ear due to infection.
  • Hearing Loss: Gradual or sudden loss of hearing.
  • Tinnitus: Ringing or buzzing noises in the ear.
  • Vertigo: Dizziness or sensation of spinning.

Diagnosis of Cholesteatoma

These diagnostic tools help determine the presence and severity of cholesteatoma to guide appropriate treatment strategies. Accurate diagnosis involves:

  • Otoscopic Examination: Visual inspection of the ear canal and eardrum.
  • CT Scan or MRI: Imaging studies to visualize the extent and location of the cholesteatoma.
  • Audiological Evaluation: Testing hearing function and identifying associated hearing loss.
  • Medical History Review: Understanding symptoms and potential risk factors.

Recovery Process After Treatment

Emirates Hospitals Group offers advanced treatment options for cholesteatoma in Dubai, provided by our experienced ENT specialists. With a focus on patient-centered care and innovative solutions, we strive to effectively manage cholesteatoma and improve overall ear health.  Emirates Hospitals Group provides comprehensive support throughout the recovery process to ensure optimal outcomes and prevent recurrence of cholesteatoma. Recovery from cholesteatoma treatment may include:

  • Postoperative Care: Monitoring healing and managing any discomfort.
  • Medication: Antibiotics to prevent infection or manage postoperative symptoms.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Assessing healing progress and monitoring ear function.
  • Hearing Rehabilitation: Adjusting to changes in hearing with assistive devices or rehabilitation.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Avoiding activities that could exacerbate ear infections or damage.

 

Last update date: 28-06-2024

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