Published: 2020-04-21

Clinicopathological study on aural polyp

Visweswara Rao Suraneni, Anusha Allena, Vineela Gaddipati


Background: The study of the aural polyp was undertaken to emphasize various causes of the aural polyp and to highlight the importance of histopathology in the management of these cases.

Methods: 50 patients who attended the ENT outpatient department with aural polyp were taken for the study. Aural polypectomy was done after clinical, radiological evaluation and examination under the microscope. Tissue was sent for histopathological examination.  

Results: The most common lesion was found to be Inflammatory polyp (50%), followed by cholesteatoma (30%), chronic non-specific inflammation (10%). Others included abscess (6%). One case each of squamous cell carcinoma and glomus were also reported.   

Conclusions: Aural polypectomy, followed by histopathological examination, may uncover serious disease processes and will assist in planning further management in extensive diseases. Though inflammatory polyp is the most common cause, vascular and malignant tumors should also be considered while evaluating the case.


Aural polyp, Inflammatory polyp, Cholesteatoma, Biopsy, Histopathological examination

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