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What is the life expectancy of someone with Cholesteatoma?

Life expectancy of people with Cholesteatoma and recent progresses and researches in Cholesteatoma

Cholesteatoma life expectancy
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The life expectancy of cholesteatoma is similar to the general population despite the complications that may arise and depending on how much damage has been caused by the cholesteatoma at the time of diagnosis and treatment. The surgery is a treatment indispensable for patients with closteatoma, as these continue to grow if not removed. Also required is the occasional cleaning of the ear to rule out recidivism. In the worst cases, the patient can suffer complications such as meningitis, deafness, brain abscess, or paralysis of the face. Therefore, the earlier the surgery, the greater the chances of a good result and a better quality of life.
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You will die (eventually) without a cholesteotoma removal. The latest treatment involves laser removal via the front of the ear instead of the behind-the-ear procedure. Also, there is a new surgery in the works to help eustacian tube disfunction.

Posted May 16, 2017 by mag 1100
The life expectancy, I understand, is dependent upon diagnosis and treatment, otherwise, the cholesteatoma grows and literally destroys more and more and more within...until finally it takes your brain! It's a terribly scary disease!! The fact that SO MANY Otolyrngologists do not recognize the symptoms/charateristics of this disease is even more profound!!

Posted May 16, 2017 by Cindy 1051
Over time you risk an infection if the condition isn't treated

Posted May 23, 2017 by Lisa 700
Normal life expectancy

Posted Jul 23, 2017 by Leah 2055
To get out of it condition, preserve hearing

Posted Oct 4, 2017 by [email protected] 2000
If you catch it, remove it and it doesn't eat away at your brain or cause you meningitis that you might die from....I think mortality is no different than the average person at the same age you are today. If you get infections don't let them linger long. Take good care of your teeth. They're indirectly connected to that sinus/ear area, and teeth affect your heart!

Posted Oct 18, 2017 by CTomaDue2MisDXBADdoc 3500
If properly treated you can live a long normal life

Posted Dec 10, 2017 by Adri 700
I never heard that it will ne shorter or anything

Posted Feb 27, 2018 by A. 2650
Cholesteatoma has to be removed. There is no holistic or home remedies that will make this go away. If you need help and support, look up my group on FB. Cholesteatoma the Hidden Disease

Posted Jun 17, 2018 by Kim 1100
They're is no evidence that life expectancy should be any less than the general population

Posted Sep 23, 2018 by Sandra 2900
Not known, as earnest research into this condition is yet to start it seems. Probably survive a normal life time, but with reappearing distinctions pity as we go.

Posted Oct 12, 2018 by glen 3500

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