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Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Sep-Oct;74(5):794-796. doi: 10.1016/S1808-8694(15)31394-X.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the external auditory canal.

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1
MD, second-year student at specialization program on ENT.
2
MD, third-year student at specialization program on ENT.
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MD, first-year student at specialization program on ENT.
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MD, specialist on ENT and head and neck surgery, Preceptor at the ENT Specialization Program at Hospital Socor.
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MD, specialist on ENT, Head of the ENT Service at Hospital Israel Pinheiro, IPSEMG, Preceptor at the ENT Specialization Program at Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte. Hospital Socor.

Abstract

Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare tumor originating from the salivary glands, especially when arise the external auditory canal. This tumor has high rate of perineural invasion and metastasis, then must be treated with aggressive surgery combined with postoperative radiation. We report a case of an adenoid cystic carcinoma arising the external auditory canal of 77 years old female patient, who complained hypoacusis and pain. She was treated by radical mastoidectomy and radiotherapy.

PMID:
19082366
DOI:
10.1016/S1808-8694(15)31394-X
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