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Granuloma of the External Auditory Canal

Granuloma defined as  highly vascular mass of fibrous tissue and blood vessels which the body forms in response to a chronic infection or healing process .
Granulomas are often seen in the ear canals in children with ear tubes. They are a result of the body attempting to heal and extrude the ear tube. Often the granuloma forms after the inner mucosal layer heals behind the eardrum then grows out the ear tube.

Treatment is steroid containing antibiotic ear drops with surgical excision reserved for persistent disease.

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