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Cholesterol Granulomma

Indications for Surgery

Symptomatic, enlarging Cholesterol Granulomma of the ear and/or skull base are indications that you may need surgery.


This procedure requires a General Anesthetic.

Surgical Time

The length of this procedure is 1 to 4 hours.

Hospital Admission

Hospitalization for 1-3 days may be required, occasionally outpatient surgery may be an option.

About the Procedure

Middle Fossa and mastoid approach to remove the fluid-filled mass and to provide drainage to the middle ear if possible.


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