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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 270-272

Aural melanocytic nevi presented as polypoidal mass


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
2 Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia

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Prof. Mohd Khairi Md Daud
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_88_17

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Nevus is a benign melanocytic tumor which occurs anywhere in the skin and is considered to be the most common type of skin tumor. Albeit rare, its manifestation over the external auditory canal has been reported. Herein, we present a case of a previously healthy middle-aged female who presented with insidious onset of left-sided aural fullness and tinnitus. Otoscopic finding revealed a peculiar-looking blackish polypoidal mass occupying left ear canal. Histopathological examination of the excised polypoidal mass turned out to be intradermal melanocytic nevi. Melanocytic nevi in the ear canal may presents as polypoidal mass in a long-standing case. Any suspicious mass over the external auditory canal warrants excision along with histopathological examination of the excised mass as to exclude the possibility of malignancy.


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