Dr. Ronald Chin’s Explanation Of Cholesteatoma
Cholesteatoma is an abnormal growth of keratinizing squamous epithelium in the middle ear and mastoid. It may get bigger with time and damage near structures. This disease can be classified into 2 types – Congenenital and Acquired.
Congenital develops as a small white mass behind an intact tympanic membrane in a child without any history of middle ear disease. The acquired is developed at birth as a chronic middle ear disease.
It can form due to skin cells gathering behind the eardrum following a rupture or when skin cells get trapped in the middle ear by birth. Its symptoms may include, gradual hearing loss, retraction pocket in ™, fever, otorrhea, and ear fullness.
It has some risk factors, such as craniofacial anomalies, cleft palate, or a history of recurrent OME and AOM. To diagnose it, CT scans and audiograms are done. Most of the time, cholesteatoma treatment includes surgery.
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Dr Ronald Chin is an Australian trained Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon.
After graduating as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Chin undertook further specialised training in Head and Neck Cancer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
He has published many research papers and is an active teacher and scholar.
As part of his subspecialty training, Dr Chin has training in Laser, Da Vinci Robotic, Flex Robotic and complex surgical techniques.
In addition to specialised Head and Neck Cancer, Dr Chin also enjoys general adult and paediatric ENT Surgery and practices sinus, snoring/sleep and general paediatric ENT Surgical procedures.
Dr Ronald Chin works as a general Otolaryngologist, offering a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments including ear surgery, nose surgery and throat surgery. He provides treatment for chronic conditions such as tonsillitis, sinus problems and problems with hearing.
He is also involved in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions such as facial paralysis, head and neck cancer and sleep apnea. As well as performing surgery on children, he also provides specialist care for adults, including the treatment of throat disorders, voice loss and ear problems.
Dr Chin has also served as a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, a Conjoint Associate Professor at Western Sydney University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.