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Diagnosed with CSOM with cholesteatoma
Recently diagnosed with cholesteatoma in left ear. So taking medication for pus discharge ( ciplox ear drops) . Is there any chance that we can delay surgery.. What are the possible side effects of we delay the surgery.. How long can we delay?
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Red flags.headache fever malaise vertigo.visit ENT immediately. Keep ear dry.continue ear drops. Surgery after lockdown is over
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Once diagnosed with cholesteatoma, surgery is the only treatment. It can go on for years with minimal problems in some cases. But it can suddenly create nasty complications over days or weeks too. Get it operated asap. There is almost no role for medical management in most cases. All the best.
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Plz add Tablet Ciplox TZ 2 times a day. Stop any type of ear drops. Do CT Temporalbones to know extent if disease and accordingly take decision to delay surgery. Keep regular followup with your ENT surgeon. If any of symptoms like Giddiness with nausea or vomiting, severe headache, facial deviation to one side happens then hv to go for emergency surgery..
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Surgery is a must. It can be prolonged if u don't develop any complications. Headache, Vomiting, Giddiness, Seizures, deviation of mouth, visual problems - watch out for these
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Ciplox is a good choice and can help u postpone surgery for 2-3 months
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Schedule surgery once corona lockdown is over
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Possible complications of the disease : Permanent / Temporary hearing loss, balance problems, facial Nerve damage, intracranial problems like brain abscess etc. Can you delay the surgery : Yes, of course. However any delay can possibly lead to complications along with the surgery becoming more difficult and less optimal results. Your ear with the relevant investigations need to be evaluated before a definitive answer can be given.
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Get an evaluation from an ENT
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Keep ear dry and avoid ear buds
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