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Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has cholesteatoma. What should I tell my children?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: It is not that bad

Tell them that she has a problem with her ear that is very much like having very bad wax that has the ability to, over time, erode bone.
It needs to be treated with surgery and afterwords she may have some problems hearing.

In brief: It is not that bad

Tell them that she has a problem with her ear that is very much like having very bad wax that has the ability to, over time, erode bone.
It needs to be treated with surgery and afterwords she may have some problems hearing.
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