Indications for Surgery
Cholesteatoma (non-cancerous cystic tumor of the ear) is an indication that you may need surgery.
This procedure requires a Local Anesthetic.
The length of this procedure is 1 to 3 hours.
A hospital admission is not required, your procedure will be done on an out patient basis.
About the Procedure
Mastoidectomy, Tympanoplasty, Ossicular Chain Reconstruction, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Closure in Advanced cases
Most resections require removal of the cholesteatoma and reconstruction of the eardrum in the first stage repair. 8-12 months later a second procedure is needed to ensure complete removal of the tumor and reconstruction of the middle ear bones if they have been damaged by the tumor.