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Painful rash of the auricle: Herpes zoster oticus

December 19, 2014  |  Chao-Yin Kuo, MD; Yuan-Yung Lin, MD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD

A PCR assay in addition to conventional serologic testing provides quick confirmation of the diagnosis of herpes zoster oticus infection.

Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint caused by Aspergillus flavus infection as a complication of otitis externa

March 2, 2015  |  Lalee Varghese, MS, DLO, DNB; Rabin Chacko, MDS, FDS, FCPS; George M. Varghese, MD, DNB, DTMH; Anand Job, MS, DLO, MNAMS

Abstract

Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a very rare complication of otitis externa that can lead to ankylosis and destruction of the joint. We report the case of a 74-year-old man who developed aspergillosis of the TMJ following otitis externa. To the best of...

Simultaneous non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the external auditory canal and thyroid gland: A case report

December 19, 2014  |  BeeLian Khaw, MD; Shailendra Sivalingam, MS-ORL; Sitra Siri Pathamanathan, MBBS; Teck S. Tan, MBChB, MRCS; Manimalar Naicker, MPath

Approximately 25% of all cases of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) occur in the head and neck region; NHL of the external auditory canal (EAC) and thyroid gland are rare. Specific immunohistochemical staining of the excised tissue is required to confirm the final pathologic diagnosis. We...

Cystic chondromalacia of the auricle treated with dual-plane excision with intracartilaginous dissection

September 18, 2014  |  Giovanni Zoccali, MD; Reza Pajand, MD; Nikolaos Vrentzos, MD; Maurizio Giuliani, MD

Abstract

Cystic chondromalacia of the auricle is an uncommon condition in which a degenerative process occurs within the cartilage. The disorder affects young and middle-aged people. Clinically, it manifests as a painless, fluctuant swelling that frequently relapses despite various...

Angiolipoleiomyoma located in the earlobe

July 14, 2014  |  Sirin Yasar, MD; Zehra Asiran Serdar, MD; Fatih Goktay, MD; Burcu Barutcugil, MD; Selvinaz Ozkara, MD; Pelin Demirturk, MD

Abstract

Angiolipoleiomyoma (ALLM) is a solid tumor that is mostly derived from muscle tissue. It is often located in the kidneys of patients with tuberous sclerosis; ALLMs located outside the kidneys are very rare. Among the rare presentations are cutaneous ALLMs, which manifest as 1-...

Chondroid syringoma of the ear lobule: A unique case

May 8, 2014  |  Yasser Al Omran, BSc (Hons); Rawia Mohamed, MBBS, FRCPA; Mohammed-Kamal Al-Omran, MBBS, FRCS Ed, FRCS (Glasg)

Because of the inconspicuous clinical presentation of chondroid syringomas, they are often disregarded; other, more common, differential diagnoses are usually considered.

Necrotizing fasciitis of the ear: An unusual case

March 19, 2014  |  Jessica L. Gullung, MD; Jacob E. Smith, MD; April D. Hendryx, DO; Krishna G. Patel, MD, PhD

Abstract

We describe a rare case of necrotizing fasciitis of the ear in an otherwise generally healthy 39-year-old man. The ear is rarely involved in this often-fatal disease. The diagnosis was suspected on the basis of clinical examination and confirmed by computed tomography and...

Nonmicroscopic reconstruction of subtotally amputated/torn auricles: Report of 3 cases

February 12, 2014  |  Shuaib K. Aremu, FWACS

Abstract

Otolaryngologists are increasingly expected to perform a variety of minor surgical procedures in both elective and emergency situations. Surgical repair of the subtotally amputated/torn auricle, hitherto the realm of plastic surgeons, is a procedure that can be performed both...

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the pinna: Report of a rare case

January 21, 2014  |  Anil Jain, MS; Ashish Katarkar, MS; Pankaj Shah, MS; Jignasa Bhalodia, MD; Sanyogita Jain, MD; Sapna Katarkar, DA

Abstract

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is rare. We report a case of BSCC in a 60-year-old woman who presented with a bleeding vascular growth on the left pinna. To the best of our knowledge, no case of BSCC of the pinna has been previously reported in the literature. We...

Using a capsule flap for the reconstruction of a partial auricular defect

July 22, 2013  |  Barsil Keklik, MD; Memet Yazar, MD; Karaca Basaran, MD; Erdem Guven, MD; Samet Vasfi Kuvat, MD

Abstract

In this article we describe the capsular flap for covering the posterior surface of cartilaginous framework in ear reconstruction. This technique has not been previously described in the published literature.

Pressure ulcer of the pinna

June 12, 2013  |  Mainak Dutta, MS; Soumya Ghatak, MS; and Ramanuj Sinha, DLO, MS, DNB

Pressure ulcers over the pinna usually develop as a result of local compression from oxygen mask tubing.

Pilomatricoma of the pinna

January 24, 2013  |  Aroor Rajeshwary, MS (ENT); Gangadhara Somayaji, MS (ENT); Sai Manohar, MS (ENT)

Abstract

A 4-year-old boy presented with a painless swelling over the right pinna of 4 months' duration. Histopathologic examination of the excised mass revealed features of pilomatricoma-a rare, benign skin neoplasm arising from hair follicle matrix cells. The unusual location of the...

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