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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 173-175

Myxoma of the temporal bone: A rare neoplasm


1 Department of ENT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rakesh Kumar
Room No. 4057, ENT Office, 4th Floor, Teaching Block, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.94499

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Myxomas of the temporal bone are rare mesenchymal tumors. We present a case of a 16-year-old girl who presented with complaint of mass lesion protruding from the right ear canal and from behind the ear for last 2 years. Biopsy of the mass was suggestive of benign mesenchymal lesion with prominent myxoid changes. Radiology of the temporal bone showed soft tissue density involving right side external auditory canal, middle ear, mastoid antrum and both lobes of the parotid gland. Tumour excision along with total parotidectomy was performed. Postoperative histopatholgy was consistent with myxoma. The patient is on regular follow-up for last 5months with no recurrence till date. Temporal bone myxomas are rare neoplasms which are surgically treatable but have a strong tendency to recur, necessiating long-term follow-up.


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