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Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Mar;64(1):87-9. doi: 10.1007/s12070-011-0128-7. Epub 2011 Feb 4.

Adenomatous neoplasia presenting as aural polyp.

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Department of E.N.T.-Head and Neck Surgery, Princess Esra Hospital, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500065 India ; H. No. 8-2-626/B, Road No. 11, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500034 India.


Adenomatous neoplasia or glandular tumours in the ear are very rare to occur. We are reporting two patients who presented with polypoid mass in external auditory canal of whom one patient was diagnosed to have ceruminous adenoma of external auditory canal and the other adenomatous carcinoma of middle ear based on histopathology findings of biopsied specimen. Review of available literature shows that both ceruminous adenoma of external auditory canal and adenocarcinoma of middle are very rare to occur and are even difficult to diagnose histopathologically. We would like to emphasize the importance of considering even such rare pathologies while evaluating aural polyps.


Adenocarcinoma; Aural polyp; Ceruminous adenoma

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