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Pleomorphic adenoma of the external auditory canal: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20229463     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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, indolent symptoms, and a lack of familiarity on the part of histopathologists. We report the case of a pleomorphic adenoma in a 32-year-old woman, and we review the literature on glandular neoplasms of the EAC, with particular emphasis on terminology and factors that can hinder the diagnosis.
Lisa Skultety Ayers; Kalpana Depasquale; Frank I Marlowe; Mahmoud Ghaderi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-15     Completed Date:  2010-06-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery, Central Susquehanna Surgical Specialists PC, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma, Pleomorphic / pathology*
Ear, External / pathology*
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Salivary Gland Neoplasms / pathology*

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