Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 6 Issue: 2

A Case of Papillomatous Compound Nevus of the Ear Canal

Min Kwan Baek1, Na Rae Oh1, Sang hee An1, Min Ja Baek2 and Ju Hyoung Lee1*
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Republic of Korea
2Department of Nursing, Shingyeong University, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Corresponding author : Ju Hyoung Lee, MD, PhD
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gachon University Gil Hospital, #1198, Guwol-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon 405-760, Republic of Korea
Tel: 82-32-460-3324
Fax: 82-32-467-9044
Received: January 09, 2017 Accepted: February 07, 2017 Published: February 14, 2017
Citation: Baek MK, Oh NR, An SH, Baek MJ, Lee JH (2016) A Case of Papillomatous Compound Nevus of the Ear Canal. J Otol Rhinol 6:1. doi: 10.4172/2324-8785.1000309



Objectives: Compound nevus is a nevocytic nevus comprised of fully formed nests of nevus cells in epidermis and dermis and has malignant potential. The occurrence of this entity in the external auditory canal (EAC) is rare. The authors report a case of papillomatous nevus that almost completely obstructed an EAC and caused conductive hearing loss.

A case report.

Results: A 54-year-old female patient visited our hospital due to a progressive reduction of right-side hearing ability over the previous two years. During physical examination, a skin-colored papillomatous mass was observed to fully fill the right external auditory canal. Tissue examination revealed it a compound nevus. The mass and surrounding dermal tissue were surgically excised. At one month after surgery, the external auditory canal had healed completely and auditory testing results were normal.

Conclusion: The ear canal was closed by papillomatous compound nevus in the external auditory canal, and such obstruction or narrowing causes conductive hearing loss. Transmeatal approach and secondary wound closure is used treated by wide excision.

Keywords: Compound nevus; Ear canal; Papillomatous; Hearing loss

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