AffiliationDepartment of Otolaryngology, Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Republic of Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationCarcinoid tumour of the middle ear. 2012, 22 (9):604-6 J Coll Physicians Surg Pak
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
AbstractA case of middle ear mass in a young female from Ireland is described, who presented with left ear hearing loss and intermittent bloody discharge from the same ear. Examination under microscope revealed occlusive polyp in the left ear and a biopsy had been taken under general anaesthesia. Histopathology report described an adenoma / carcinoid tumour of the middle ear confirmed by positive immunohistochemical staining. CT temporal bones revealed the extension of the disease. The patient underwent left tympanotomy and excision of the tumour. In general, these tumours are regarded as benign but may be mistaken for adenocarcinomas because of their histological heterogenecity.