External ear tumors - malignant
Basal cell carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Revised: 27 August 2019

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PubMed Search: Basal cell carcinoma [title] ear pathology

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Common tumor of auricle, but rare in external auditory canal
  • Untreated tumors may extend into middle ear, mastoid or cranial cavity
  • Even treated tumors of external auditory canal have aggressive behavior (Acta Chir Belg 2002;102:137)
Case reports
  • Surgery, radiation therapy
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