Neurofibroma in the external auditory canal


  • Mona M. Saleh Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gamal Abd El Nasser, Health Insurance Hospital, Alexandria
  • Pola E. George Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gamal Abd El Nasser, Health Insurance Hospital, Alexandria
  • Mohammad M. Mohsen Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gamal Abd El Nasser, Health Insurance Hospital, Alexandria
  • Amir M. Eldakiky Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gamal Abd El Nasser, Health Insurance Hospital, Alexandria
  • Irinie G. Makarious Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gamal Abd El Nasser, Health Insurance Hospital, Alexandria



Neurofibroma, External ear, Benign tumor


Neurofibromas are relatively common tumours of the nervous system, but only few cases involving the external ear have been reported. We are reporting here a case of a 30-year-old male with neurofibroma of the external auditory canal. The primary complaint was cosmetic deformity and mild conductive hearing loss. There was total occlusion of the external auditory canal. The swelling was excised by postauricular approach. Surgery resulted in an superb purposeful and cosmetic outcome. Neurofibromas of the head and neck do not seem to be uncommon, however they seldom have an effect on the external ear and only a few such published reports are available.


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