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What causes cholesteatoma? how is it treated?

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Dr. Jill Butler
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Cholesteatoma: Cholesteatoma is a small growth in the middle ear. behind the eardrum. Causes include prior infections or a torn eardrum or, rarely, kids are born with them. If it is large or symptomatic, and ENT specialist can remove it surgically.

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