A 32-year-old woman presented to our department
with a 10-month history of right-sided intermittant otorrhagia.
There was no history of hearing loss or pulsatile
tinnitus. Otomicroscopic examination revealed
a reddish mass arising from the right antero-superior
portion of bony canal wall, which measured about
1 cm in diameter. The tympanic membrane seemed
to be uninvolved. A computed tomography scan of
the temporal bone showed 0.6x0.8 cm diameter softtissue
mass arising from the right external auditory
canal, 0.5 cm away from tympanic membrane. The
lesion was excised via a transcanal approach under
local anesthesia. The histopathologic assessment
indicated a capillary hemangioma. There was no
recurrence four years after the surgery. Hemangioma
of the external auditory canal is a rare otologic entity.
It is commonly classified as capillary or cavernous
hemangioma. According to the literature, this case
represents the second patient with capillary hemangioma
of the external auditory canal.
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