Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Mar;123(3):363-4. doi: 10.1017/S0022215108002867. Epub 2008 Jun 4.

Metastatic rectal adenocarcinoma in the external auditory canal.

Author information

  • 1ENT Department, Leeds General Infirmary, England, UK. simon_carr@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To present a rare case of rectal adenocarcinoma metastasising to the external auditory canal, in a patient in whom computed tomography staging of the abdomen, chest and pelvis was clear for metastatic disease.

METHODS:

Case report and review of the literature.

CONCLUSIONS:

Metastatic tumours to the external auditory canal are rare, with rectal adenocarcinoma being one of the rarest. However, it is important that the external auditory canal is regarded as a potential site for metastasis, even when computed tomography staging is clear. Metastatic tumour should be included in the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with an ear mass.

PMID:
18533051
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Cambridge University Press
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk