External Auditory Canal Osteoma: A Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dhakal R
Department of Pathology
Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences
Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchwok, Nepal
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 19, 2015, Accepted Date: September 09, 2015 Published Date: September 11, 2015
Citation: Dhakal R, Makaju R, Dhakal A (2015) External Auditory Canal Osteoma: A Case Report. J Cytol Histol 6:372. doi:10.4172/2157-7099.1000372
Copyright: © 2015 Dhakal R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
External auditory canal osteomas are found to be rare benign bony neoplasms that are usually unilateral and solitary. Symptoms are rare that includes hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo and pain. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination, radiographic imaging and histopathology. We describe a case of 26-year-old male with a complaint of aural fullness for one week associated with decreased hearing. On physical examination, the posterior wall of right auditory canal was completely occluded by a mass, which was fixed. On histopathological examination, hematoxylin and eosin stained slides revealed a mass of cancellous bone surfaced by stratified squamous epithelium. Fibrovascular channels were seen with small vessels.