Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of External Auditory Canal

Bhagat, S and Varshney, S and Bist, SS and Mishra, S and Aggarwal, V (2012) Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of External Auditory Canal. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma is extremely rare tumour that accounts for approximately 5% of primary malignancy of external auditory canal. These tumours are related with a high risk of recurrences and significant morbidities from surgical management and adjuvant radiotherapy. Despite the aggressive management for these tumours, many patients succumb to distant metastasis, making overall prognosis of these tumours poor. Although ACC of EAC has been reported in 5th decade, but its occurrence in young patient is very rare. We report a rare case of ACC in a young 22 years old female, who presented with ear canal mass and ear pain. Biopsy suggested mass to be ACC. Patient underwent wide local excision followed by adjuvant radiotherapy.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Adenoid cystic carcinoma; External auditory canal; Malignant tumour.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8884
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:05
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:05

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