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Skull base plasmacytoma with conductive hearing loss and an external auditory canal mass

July 5, 2012  |  Andrew I. Ahn, MD; Mary K. Wren, MD; Ted A. Meyer, MD, PhD


Skull base plasmacytomas are rare and difficult to differentiate clinically and radiologically from other tumors of the head and neck. Because of the risk of progression to multiple myeloma, early diagnosis is essential. We report the case of a 65-year-old...

Mycoplasma an unlikely cause of bullous myringitis

June 4, 2012  |  Lisa Cramer, BA; Dina M. Emara, MBBCh; Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS

Despite common belief, Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an extremely rare causative agent for bullous myringitis. Instead, it is caused by the same organisms responsible for acute otitis media.

Otomycosis in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients: Comparative study and literature review

March 1, 2012  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO, Dadarao Sumatha, MBBS, and Maliyappanahalli Siddappa Vijayashree, MBBS, MS


A comparative clinical study was carried out that included 50 cases of otomycosis in immunocompetent patients and 50 cases of otomycosis in immunocompromised patients. Clinical presentation, predisposing factors, mycologic profile, and treatment outcomes were compared. ...

Osteoma of the external auditory canal

March 1, 2012  |  Andrew J. Ebelhar, BS and Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS

Single osteomas can be removed surgically via one of two routes, depending on their location. Those arising lateral to the isthmus of the external auditory canal can be removed under local anesthesia using a transmeatal approach; those arising medial to the isthmus should be removed under...

Folliculosebaceous cystic hamartoma of the external auditory canal in an adult

February 18, 2012  |  Fabiana Pirani Carneiro, MD, Leonora Maciel de Souza Vianna, MD, Aline Marques dos Santos, MD, Igor Teixeira Raymundo, MD, and Ana Emília Borges de Azevedo, MD


Folliculosebaceous cystic hamartoma (FSCH) is a cutaneous hamartoma of pilosebaceous origin that usually occurs on the face. We present what we believe is only the second reported case of FSCH of the external auditory canal, and the first in an adult. The patient was a 59-year-...

External auditory canal cholesteatoma and keratosis obturans: The role of imaging in preventing facial nerve injury

December 15, 2011  |  Edward D. McCoul, MD, MPH and Matthew B. Hanson, MD


We conducted a retrospective study to compare the clinical characteristics of external auditory canal cholesteatoma (EACC) with those of a similar entity, keratosis obturans (KO). We also sought to identify those aspects of each disease that may lead to complications. We...

Seborrheic keratosis of the external auditory canal

October 27, 2011  |  Wan-Ling Ho, MD and Kai-Chieh Chan, MD

Meningioma mimicking vestibular schwannoma

July 14, 2011  |  Sung Won Chae, MD and Moo Kyun Park, MD

Spontaneous posterior wall external canal cholesteatoma

July 14, 2011  |  Luca Oscar Redaelli de Zinis, MD

Type 1 first branchial cleft anomaly: Duplication of the external auditory canal

July 14, 2011  |  Matthew L. Carlson, MD, David J. Archibald, MD, and Shelagh A. Cofer, MD

Otomyiasis of the mastoid cavity: An unusual complication of cotton-swab use

June 14, 2011  |  Chaudhary F. Riaz, BSc, BM, MRCS, DOHNS, Owen Judd, MRCP, MRCS, DCH, and Peter J. Conboy, FRCS

A case of a coexisting aberrant internal carotid artery and persistent stapedial artery: The role of MR angiography in the diagnosis

May 1, 2011  |  Hatice Gul Hatipoglu, MD, Mehmet Ali Cetin, MD, Enis Yuksel, MD, and Huseyin Dere, MD


We describe the case of a 37-year-old woman who presented with a complaint of recurrent headaches since childhood. Clinical examination revealed the presence of a reddish-bluish mass in the inferior half of the tympanic membrane in her right ear. Source and three-dimensional...


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