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Can zolendronic acid cause cholesteotoma of the ear?


I have been diagnosed with the above condition and the only cure is surgery. When you are given the Zolendronic Acid Infusion, you are told to report immediately any problems with your ears to the Doctor.

I Know a rare side effect is Osteonecrosis of the ear and am wondering if any of you Ladies or Gents have got Cholesteotoma due to this drug.

You risk losing your hearing with this and I am due for next infusion in May, which I am worried about having to say the least.

Thank you Jenny x

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I looked ths up and found this.

"A cholesteatoma is an abnormal, noncancerous skin growth that can develop in the middle section of your ear, behind the eardrum. It may be a birth defect, but it's most commonly caused by repeated middle ear infections. A cholesteatoma often develops as a cyst, or sac, that sheds layers of old skin.26 Apr 2018"

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