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Congenital tympanic ring defect presenting as an external auditory canal mass

October 1, 2010  |  Amy P. Wu, MD and Daniela Carvalho, MD

Extensive external auditory canal cholesteatoma in the infratemporal area without mastoid involvement: Use of a new surgical technique

September 1, 2010  |  Jun Ho Lee, MD, Sang Ho Jung, MD, Chan Hum Park, MD, and Seok Min Hong, MD

Abstract

The external auditory canal (EAC) is an unusual location for a cholesteatoma. We present the cases of 2 patients with EAC cholesteatoma who experienced extensive damage that extended from the inferior EAC wall to the infratemporal area; there was no mastoid involvement. In both...

External ear canal cholesteatoma

September 1, 2010  |  Murat Topdag, MD and Efser Can, MD

Therapeutic approaches to complicated cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal: A case of associated facial paresis

August 1, 2010  |  Malek Belcadhi, MD, Houda Chahed, PhD, Radhouane Mani, MD, and Kamel Bouzouita, MD

Abstract

Spontaneous cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal (EAC) is an uncommon condition that is difficult to diagnose. In a patient with such a possibility, serious clinical investigation along with radiologic and histologic exploration should be performed early on because a...

Exostoses of the external auditory canal

June 1, 2010  |  Jeffrey Nau, MD and Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS

Hemangiopericytoma presenting as an external auditory canal mass

May 1, 2010  |  Sampan S. Bist, MS, Saurabh Varshney, MS, Rakesh Kumar, MS, and Nitin Gupta, MS

Amyloidosis of the external auditory canal

May 1, 2010  |  James J. Klemens, MD, Wendy Recant, MD, Joseph M. Baron, MD, and Miriam I. Saadia-Redleaf, MD

Abstract

We present a case of bilateral otitis externa that did not respond to local treatment. Cutaneous biopsies revealed bilateral amyloid depositions secondary to multiple myeloma. Persistent, identical bilateral canal lesions may be the only manifestation of treatable systemic...

Pleomorphic adenoma of the external auditory canal: A case report and review of the literature

March 1, 2010  |  Lisa Skultety Ayers, DO, Kalpana DePasquale, DO, Frank I. Marlowe, MD, and Mahmoud Ghaderi, DO

Abstract

Pleomorphic adenomas of the external auditory canal (EAC) are benign tumors of the ceruminal glands; they are a rare entity. Arising from the lateral cartilaginous portion of the EAC, these lesions can be challenging to diagnose in view of their rare clinical presentation,...

Myxoma of the temporal bone: An uncommon neoplasm

March 1, 2010  |  Deepika Sareen, MBBS, Ashwani Sethi, MS, Sumit Mrig, MBBS, Sonu Nigam, MD, and A.K. Agarwal, MS

Abstract

We report the case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with a soft-tissue mass that filled the left external auditory canal and a discharge that resembled chronic suppurative otitis media. The patient underwent mastoid exploration with complete excision of the mass. Findings...

Keratin pearl

January 1, 2010  |  Omar Rahmat, MS (ORL), Rajagopalan Raman, MS (ORL), and Hisyam Salleh, MBBS

Mastoid pneumocele with secondary pneumatocele causing external auditory canal obstruction and the influence of forced nose blowing

January 1, 2010  |  Geert Delabie, MD, Frans Gordts, MD, PhD, and Peter A.R. Clement, MD, PhD

Abstract

We present a case involving a 36-year-old man who had a feeling that his right ear was obstructed and who had associated conductive hearing loss that was exacerbated by nose blowing. On otoscopy, a soft-tissue swelling was seen in the posterosuperior aspect of the right...

External auditory canal cholesteatoma: A rare complication of tympanoplasty

November 1, 2009  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO

Abstract

The author describes a rare case of external auditory canal cholesteatoma. This particular case occurred in a 20-year-old woman who had undergone a tympanoplasty 1 year earlier. Previous tympanoplasty is one of several known predisposing factors for external auditory canal...

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