DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20192737

Neurofibroma in the external auditory canal

Mona M. Saleh, Pola E. George, Mohammad M. Mohsen, Amir M. Eldakiky, Irinie G. Makarious

Abstract


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.


Keywords


Neurofibroma, External ear, Benign tumor

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