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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-65

Neurofibroma of external auditory canal: An unusual differential diagnosis of aural polyp


1 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Vijendra S Shenoy
Departments of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal University, Attavar, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.176504

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Neurofibromas are circumscribed but nonencapsulated neoplasms of the nervous system. They are relatively common in the nervous system, but only a few have been reported in ear. Here, we report a case of a 38-year-old female who presented with the complaints of right ear pain and right ear obstruction. Examination revealed a mass in external auditory canal, which was excised by postauricular approach. Surgery resulted in an excellent functional outcome.


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