Rasmus Eið Callesen, Ulrik Ascanius Felding & Malene Kirchmann
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V09200687
Middle-ear cholesteatoma is a serious illness of the ear, which untreated can often lead to serious complications. The treatment is always surgical. The operation focuses on removing the cholesteatoma and repairing damaged structures like the ossicular chain. It is of utmost importance, that primary care physicians maintain a high suspicion for the presence of cholesteatoma. The most accessible tool is otoscopy. This review gives an overview of symptoms, signs in otoscopy and treatment modalities of cholesteatoma patients in Denmark.