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Deceiving & deceptive growth in the ear canal in an elderly female


Malignant neoplasms of the external auditory canal, middle and inner ear are rare. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common neoplasm to occur in this region. As such primary neoplasms of the external auditory canal and temporal bone are uncommon, as these structures more frequently are involved by the cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) of pinna or metastatic cSCC involving parotid gland or post auricular lymph nodes.


external auditory canal, squamous cell carcinoma, pinna