Sometimes, an abnormal, noncancerous skin growth develops in the ear. The growth happens in the middle section behind the eardrum and this condition is known as Cholesteatoma. The cyst or the sac is like an extra layer of skin and over a period sheds itself. This shedding of the skin accumulates in the ear lobes and causes infections to develop. They also cause the destruction of the bones in the middle ear. The symptoms for cholesteatoma include a foul-smelling fluid or pus emanating from the ear. Also, the ear will be under pressure most of the time. Over a period of time, difficulty in hearing may be felt. An ENT has to be consulted immediately, and if Cholesteatoma is found, then the physician will advise one of the Revision Ear Surgeries treatment. A conventional cholesteatoma surgery would be performed as a part of the cholesteatoma treatment. The treatment involves the cutting and removing of the noncancerous skin sacs and also the cleaning of the dead skin cells. Cholesteatoma's long-term implications include severe pain in the ears and discomfort. If left untreated they can also hamper our hearing and in some extreme cases are known to damage the bones in the brain. They are also known to affect the facial nerves directly and curtail facial movements. The surgery of removing cholesteatoma will be painless and requires minimum post-operative treatments. Antibiotics and ear drops are the part of the medications post the surgery. Periodical checkups with an ENT are also advised to make sure that the condition doesn't recur again.
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