External ear tumors - malignant
Basal cell carcinoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 February 2018, last major update October 2013

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PubMed Search: Basal cell carcinoma [title] ear pathology

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Basal cell carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earbcc.html. Accessed October 20th, 2018.
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
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Basal cell carcinoma