Frequently Asked Questions
An ENT surgeon should be consulted for cholesteatoma.
2. Is a cholesteatoma serious?
In the initial stages the cholesteatoma usually does not pose any serious threat. But as the cholesteatoma grows larger it may cause serious complications such as damage to the eardrum and bones inside the middle ear and facial paralysis.
Cholesteatoma usually does not cause pain. But the associated infection may result in pain, redness and swelling behind the ear.