Doctors use medical terms that can often confuse their patients until these are explained in layman’s terms. This is the case with cholesteatoma, which we will explain in the following sections.
Abnormal Skin Growth
Cholesteatoma refers to the abnormal skin growth occurring in the middle ear behind the eardrum. Unlike many types of skin growth, it doesn’t just pop up, so to speak, because it’s usually the result of repeated infections. Continue reading
Tumors of the Middle Ear & Mastoid Portion
Just like any other part of the body, the ears are also subject to the growth of benign and malignant tumors. Tumors may grow in all areas of the ear – from the exterior to the middle ear and inner ear. As tumors in each location are different in behavior and treatment, they have to be categorized by site of occurrence. This regards the tumors of the middle ear and to some extent, the mastoid portion. Continue reading