Large osteoma of the external auditory canal

July 21, 2013
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Otoscopic Clinic

A 21-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of right-sided aural fullness and hearing loss that had not improved with outpatient treatment by an ENT practitioner. The patient had no relevant medical history. Examination of the ear revealed that a hard mass had covered the epithelium in the right external auditory canal (EAC) and completely occluded it. Audiometric analysis demonstrated a conductive hearing loss in the right ear with an air-bone gap.

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