Latest International Research Summary

At the last international conference on cholesteatoma and ear surgery in 2012 there were over 500 pages of information and research papers submitted.

You can click here to download the cholesteatoma and ear surgery research yourself.

For an easier read ‘Updates and Knowledge gaps in cholesteatoma research’, published in 2015 summarises lots of research papers.

New Technology

In the future new techonology in the future might improve the ability to detect cholesteatoma with chemical imaging. The new system is going to be tested in a medical centre with a larger population. More information is available from SPIE – the International Society for Optics and Photonics.


Oncolytic Virus for Cholesteatoma – This project proposes to develop an oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV) that expresses human tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 3 (TIMP3), for treatment of cholesteatomas (CHSTs).