Although benign vascular lesions are frequent in the head and the neck region, clinical evidence of cavernous haemangioma of the external auditory canal is extremely rare; when present, the lesion invades the middle ear space. Herein, a rare case of a soft mass filling the external auditory canal, not involving the tympanic membrane, in a symptomatic 59-year-old male is described. Clinical and audiological characteristics, imaging studies and surgical treatment with histological evaluation are reported, which led to a diagnosis of a cavernous haemangioma. This is only the seventh case described in the literature, to date, not involving the tympanic membrane and the middle ear space. In addition, a review has been made of the relevant literature with respect to epidemiology, presentation, evaluation, pathology, and management options for haemangiomas arising in the external auditory canal.

Martines, F., Bentivegna, D., Maira, E., Marasà, S., Ferrara, S. (2012). Cavernous haemangioma of the external auditory canal: clinical case and review of the literature. ACTA OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICA ITALICA, 32(32), 54-57 [PMCID: PMC3324958].

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

MARTINES, Francesco;BENTIVEGNA, Daniela Linda;FERRARA, Sergio
2012-01-01

Abstract

Although benign vascular lesions are frequent in the head and the neck region, clinical evidence of cavernous haemangioma of the external auditory canal is extremely rare; when present, the lesion invades the middle ear space. Herein, a rare case of a soft mass filling the external auditory canal, not involving the tympanic membrane, in a symptomatic 59-year-old male is described. Clinical and audiological characteristics, imaging studies and surgical treatment with histological evaluation are reported, which led to a diagnosis of a cavernous haemangioma. This is only the seventh case described in the literature, to date, not involving the tympanic membrane and the middle ear space. In addition, a review has been made of the relevant literature with respect to epidemiology, presentation, evaluation, pathology, and management options for haemangiomas arising in the external auditory canal.
Settore MED/32 - Audiologia
Settore MED/31 - Otorinolaringoiatria
Martines, F., Bentivegna, D., Maira, E., Marasà, S., Ferrara, S. (2012). Cavernous haemangioma of the external auditory canal: clinical case and review of the literature. ACTA OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICA ITALICA, 32(32), 54-57 [PMCID: PMC3324958].
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