Cavernous haemangioma of the external auditory canal: clinical case and review of the literature

Francesco Martines, Sergio Ferrara, Salvatore Marasà, Daniela Linda Bentivegna

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Abstract

Although benign vascular lesions are frequent in the head and the neck region, clinical evidence of cavernous haemangioma of the externalauditory canal is extremely rare; when present, the lesion invades the middle ear space. Herein, a rare case of a soft mass filling theexternal auditory canal, not involving the tympanic membrane, in a symptomatic 59-year-old male is described. Clinical and audiologicalcharacteristics, imaging studies and surgical treatment with histological evaluation are reported, which led to a diagnosis of a cavernoushaemangioma. This is only the seventh case described in the literature, to date, not involving the tympanic membrane and the middle earspace. In addition, a review has been made of the relevant literature with respect to epidemiology, presentation, evaluation, pathology, andmanagement options for haemangiomas arising in the external auditory canal.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)54-57
Numero di pagine4
RivistaActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume32
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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