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Leiomyoma of the external auditory canal - a case report and brief review of the literature



Leiomyoma of the external auditory canal - a case report and brief review of the literature



European Archives of Oto Rhino Laryngology 262(5): 397-399



Leiomyoma usually originates from the uterus and alimentary tract, but rarely from the soft tissue of the head and neck. It is extremely rare that leiomyoma appears in the external auditory canal. A 47-year-old male with left external auditory canal leiomyoma presented with conductive hearing impairment and post-auricular swelling. Tumor excision was successful via a retroauricular approach. The pathological examination demonstrated a vascular leiomyoma without malignant change.

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