Middle ear, inner ear and temporal bone tumors - malignant

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Revised: 24 January 2019

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PubMed Search: Metastases [title] ear

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Usually from breast, lung, kidney; also prostate and melanoma - almost all sites have been described
  • Also direct extension from tumors of pharynx, salivary gland, central nervous system
  • Clinical clues are rapid sensorineural hearing loss and progressive facial nerve weakness (Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2004;24:78)
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