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Cholesteatoma - How to prevent?

Cholesteatoma - Causes and Risk Factors

​Cholesteatoma may either be congenital (i.e. you are born with it) or acquired later in life.

Risks factors for acquired cholesteatoma include previous infection, a hole in the ear drum (tympanic membrane perforation) and previous otologic surgeries. Other risk factors include a poorly functioning Eustachian tube which results in negative pressure in the middle ear and a resultant retracted ear drum.

Cholesteatoma - Other Information

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