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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat A rare vascular tumor of the external auditory canal: the capillary hemangioma [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(4): 212-215

A rare vascular tumor of the external auditory canal: the capillary hemangioma

Hüsamettin Yaşar1, Haluk Özkul, Adnan Somay

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.

Keywords: Capillary hemangiomas; computed tomography;tympanic membrane.

Dış kulak kanalının nadir bir vasküler tümörü: Kapiller hemanjiyom

Hüsamettin Yaşar1, Haluk Özkul, Adnan Somay

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Kapiller hemanjiyom; bilgisayarlıtomografi; kulak zarı.

Hüsamettin Yaşar, Haluk Özkul, Adnan Somay. A rare vascular tumor of the external auditory canal: the capillary hemangioma. Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(4): 212-215

Corresponding Author: Hüsamettin Yaşar
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