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Surgical management of external auditory canal lesions.
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PMID:  23351401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Lesions arising in the external auditory canal that require surgical excision are uncommon. They are associated with a range of pathologies, including bony abnormalities, infections, benign and malignant neoplasms, and epithelial disorders. Methods: This paper describes a 10-year personal case series of external auditory canal lesions with chart, imaging and histopathology review. Results: In total, 48 lesions required surgical management, consisting of: 13 bony lesions; 14 infective lesions; 14 neoplasms with 11 histological types (including ceruminous adenoma and the extremely rare cavernous haemangioma); 3 epithelial abnormalities; and 4 other benign lesions. The surgical management is described. Conclusion: This study emphasises the diagnostic differences between exostoses and osteomas, and between external auditory canal cholesteatoma and keratosis obturans. It also discusses the management of aural polyps, and highlights the need to excise external auditory canal masses for histology in order to guide subsequent treatment.
P M Spielmann; S McKean; R D White; S S M Hussain
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otolaryngology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
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