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Hamish Sillars - Otolaryngologist

Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery

Chronic Infections of the Middle Ear and Mastoid Including Cholesteatoma


This is an abnormal growth of skin in the middle ear that increases in size over time and may cause damage to surrounding tissue and structures. Cholesteatomas can result from repeated middle ear infections, injury or a poorly functioning eustachian tube (the opening between the middle ear and the nose).

Treatment for a cholesteatoma is usually surgical removal.

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