Middle ear, inner ear and temporal bone tumors - malignant

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

Revised: 21 February 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Metastases [title] ear

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Metastases. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/earmiddlemetastases.html. Accessed April 25th, 2018.
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)
Case reports