A cholesteatoma is a growth in your ear made of trapped skin cells. This noncancerous (benign) ear cyst can invade your middle ear and nearby structures. Without treatment, cholesteatomas can cause swelling, infection, and damage to your ear and hearing.

At Stanford Health Care Ear, Nose, and Throat, we treat people from around the world with cholesteatomas. Our skilled surgeons specialize in removing cholesteatomas with advanced surgical techniques and restoring your hearing as much as possible.

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Understanding Cholesteatoma




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Diagnostic Tests for Cholesteatoma

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