Otic polyp

October 31, 2012
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Pathology Clinic

An uncommon entity, otic polyp arises in response to a long-standing inflammatory or infectious process of the middle ear, most often in young boys.

An otic, or aural, polyp is a benign proliferation of chronic inflammatory cells and granulation tissue that is usually lined with benign reactive epithelium. These lesions arise in response to a long-standing inflammatory or infectious process of the middle ear. Otic polyps are uncommon; when they do occur, they usually affect young patients. They are more common in males than in females.

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