How is a cholesteatoma treated?
A cholesteatoma is treated with surgery to avoid further damage to the middle ear (bones of the middle ear) and possibly inner ear structures. If damage to the ear is extensive, a cholesteatoma usually requires more than one surgery.
The goal of the first cholesteatoma surgery is to remove the cyst as thoroughly as possible because it can cause damage to the ear and the surrounding area. The surgeon may repair the eardrum and remove one or more of the hearing bones in the middle ear. If the surgeon removes your child’s hearing bones, they will usually reconstruct the bones during a second surgery. This surgery can help to restore any hearing loss.
We also provide any other treatment needed to restore your child’s hearing, if needed. Sometimes a hearing aid is needed after surgery.
Why choose Children’s Colorado for treatment of your child’s cholesteatoma?
Our pediatric otolaryngologists and pediatric audiologists have advanced education and experience in caring for children with chronic diseases of the ear. This expertise enables us to accurately diagnose and treat your child.
We collaborate with our other medical specialists (audiologists, anesthesiologists, CT/MRI technicians, radiologists) who have dedicated their careers to the care of children. This multidisciplinary approach enables us to provide highly specialized care that is tailored to your child’s needs.