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A perforation of the ear drum will generally heal without surgery. In some cases, however, instead of normally healing, the skin of the ear drum can grow through the hole into the middle ear. If infection is present, the skin will continue to grow into the middle ear and will become a tumor of the ear termed a cholesteatoma. Cholesteatomas are NOT a form of cancer. They are benign tumors. As they grow, they can look like an onion peel of white skin formed into a ball.
A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. Cancer cells can invade nearby tissues and can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body. There are several main types of cancer. Carcinoma is cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs. Sarcoma is cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue. Leukemia is cancer that starts in blood-forming tis...
Cholesteatoma as related to Cancer
- Cholesteatoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cholesteatoma is a destructive and expanding growth consisting of keratinizing squamous epithelium in the middle ear and/or mastoid process. Although these are …
- How cholesteatoma is, and is not, like cancer... - Born ...
In the first few days after our daughter was diagnosed, I came across someone saying that cholesteatoma was “like” or “as bad as” cancer.
- cholesteatoma - definition of cholesteatoma by …
cholesteatoma /cho·le·ste·a·to·ma/ (-ste″ah-to´mah) a cystlike mass lined with stratified squamous epithelium filled with desquamating debris, often including ...
- Cholesteatoma Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and …
Cholesteatoma information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, prevention, and prognosis.
- Cholesteatoma - Ear Surgery Information Center
Related terms: Cholesteatoma; Mastoid; Tympano mastoidectomy; Congenital cholesteatoma; A perforation of the ear drum will generally heal without surgery.
- Discussion Board - Born with Cholesteatoma
Ben is three months past c-toma surgery and has had 2 ear infections and fluid built up again behind his ear….. hearing is worse than what it was before surgery.
- Cholesteatoma and Otosclerosis: Two slowly progressive ...
Cholesteatoma is an uncommon condition where a cyst-like growth develops in the ear. It can be a congenital problem (birth defect) but usually occurs as...
- Cholesteatoma: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis
A cholesteatoma is a non-cancerous skin cyst that develops in the middle section of your ear. It may be congenital—meaning that you were born with it.
- Cholesteatoma. What is Cholesteatoma?. Patient | Patient.co.uk
Cholesteatoma is abnormal skin cells in your ear. Find out how to diagnose Cholesteatoma and about treating Cholesteatoma.