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What is cholesteatoma of attic?

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Also, is a cholesteatoma serious?

Summary. Cholesteatoma is a serious but treatable ear condition that can only be diagnosed by medical examination. Persisting earache, ear drainage, ear pressure, hearing loss, dizziness, or facial muscle weakness signals the need for evaluation by an otolaryngologist.

Subsequently, question is, what are the symptoms of cholesteatoma? Depending on how long it's been present, symptoms of a cholesteatoma may include:

  • Hearing loss, which may be temporary (if treated early) or permanent.
  • Ear pressure.
  • Aching pain behind or in your ear.
  • Vertigo (a sense of whirling around and loss of balance)
  • Drainage of a foul-smelling fluid.
  • Facial muscle paralysis4?

Thereof, what is the attic of the ear?

role in hearing The cavity of the middle ear is a narrow air-filled space. A slight constriction divides it into an upper and a lower chamber, the tympanum (tympanic cavity) proper below and the epitympanum above. These chambers are also referred to as the atrium and the attic, respectively.

Can a doctor see a cholesteatoma?

Your doctor will look inside your ear with an otoscope -- an instrument that has a magnifying glass and a light on it. She'll also test how well you can hear sounds to see if your cholesteatoma has affected your hearing. SOURCES: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Cholesteatoma."

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