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Do children grow out of cholesteatoma?

You've likely heard that children can outgrow frequent ear infections, so assuming they can grow out of cholesteatoma as well is not uncommon. However, cholesteatoma is a cyst that grows in the inner ear, and it can't be removed through anything but surgery. If your child has cholesteatoma, he or she will have to undergo surgery before it is removed.

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