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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


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,...

Cavernous sinus syndrome secondary to pituitary adenoma: A case report

February 1, 2010  |  Michael J. Barry, LCDR MC(FS) USN and Ashley A. Schroeder, CDR MC USN


In this case report we demonstrate the intimate association between the sella turcica and the cavernous sinus and review the neuroanatomy involved. The otolaryngologist should be aware of this association when collaborating with a neurosurgeon in pituitary surgery.

Neuroendocrine adenoma of the middle ear (NAME)

April 1, 2009  |  Karen Leong, MD, Marian M. Haber, MD, Venu Divi, MD, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS


Neuroendocrine adenoma of the middle ear (NAME) is a rare tumor. We report a case of NAME, the clinical and pathologic findings of which illustrate the biologic behavior of adenomatous tumors of the middle ear and their relationship with rare carcinoid tumors of the middle ear...

Preoperative localization of parathyroid adenomas

April 1, 2009  |  Sofia Avitia, MD and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Giant intrathyroid parathyroid adenoma: A preoperative and intraoperative diagnostic challenge

March 1, 2009  |  Wanli Cheng, MD, Greg T. MacLennan, MD, Pierre Lavertu, MD, and Jay K. Wasman, MD


We describe the case of an unusually large (giant) cystic intrathyroid parathyroid adenoma in a 73-year-old woman who had a 1-year history of hypercalcemia and a 5-year history of an asymptomatic enlargement of the left lobe of the thyroid. This unique case highlights the...

Ectopic nasopharyngeal pituitary adenoma resected with endoscopic technique

July 1, 2008  |  Alan A.Z. Alexander, MD, Nikta Niktash, MD, David E. Kardon, MD, and Nader Sadeghi, MD


We describe the case of an 80-year-old man with diabetes who presented with nonspecific dizziness. He was found on magnetic resonance imaging to have a 3.2-cm mass within the posterior and central aspect of the nasopharynx. Nasal endoscopy showed that the mass, which arose from...

Pleomorphic adenoma of the trachea

May 1, 2008  |  Michael J. Rodriguez, MD, Giovana R. Thomas, MD, and Uzma Farooq, MD


Primary pleomorphic adenoma of the trachea is rare, as only 33 cases have been previously reported worldwide since 1922. We describe a new case of primary tracheal pleomorphic adenoma that was discovered incidentally in a 78-year-old man. The tumor was excised, and the patient...

An unusual site of a CSF leak following resection of a retrosigmoid acoustic neuroma

March 1, 2006  |  Michael P. Ondik, MD; Aaron G. Benson, MD; Hamid Djalilian, MD
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks may occur after acoustic neuroma resection. These leaks are usually the result...

Pituitary adenoma

March 1, 2006  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD, FASCP

Parathyroid adenoma mimicking cervical recurrence on CT/PET fusion scan

February 1, 2006  |  Sofia Avitia, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Bilateral pleomorphic adenoma of the anterior tongue: A case report

December 1, 2005  |  Ramandeep S. Virk, MS; Harbir Hundal, MS
We report a case of bilateral pleomorphic adenoma of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue in a 38-year-old man...

Neuroendocrine adenoma of the middle ear

September 1, 2005  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD


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