Can cholesteatoma be prevented?

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In some cases, you may be able to prevent a cholesteatoma by treating your chronic ear infections quickly and completely. In addition, it is important to let your health care provider know about your chronic ear infections so you can receive treatment. If you do have cholesteatoma and you don't treat it, the cyst will continue to grow. Because of this, another method of prevention is undergoing surgery when necessary to prevent further ear damage.

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