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Cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma of the external auditory canal: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22928140     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma (cNEC) is rarely seen in the external ear. In this paper, we newly describe a patient with cNEC in his right external auditory canal, followed by a further discussion on the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatments of cNEC of the external ear. A review of the literature showed that cNEC of the external auditory canal generally presents as asymptomatic and that pathology yields the most confirmative diagnosis. A wide resection with adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy is recommended. The overall prognosis of this condition is poor.
Authors:
Yi-Ke Li; Fang-Lu Chi; Shu-Yi Wang; Wu-Qing Wang; Juan-Mei Yang; Yi-Bo Huang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in otolaryngology     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6773     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-28     Completed Date:  2012-08-30     Revised Date:  2013-04-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576603     Medline TA:  Case Rep Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  941065     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.
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