CASE STUDY
CAVERNOUS HEMANGIOMA OF THE EARDRUM AND EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL: CASE PRESENTATION AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
 
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1st Department of Otolaryngology, Hippokrateio Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Department of Pathology, Hippokrateio Hospital, Athens, Greece
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Aristeidis Chrysovergis   

Aristeidis Chrysovergis, MD, 1st Department of Otolaryngology, Hippokrateio Hospital, University of Athens, 114 Vasilissis Sofias Ave, 11527 Athens, Greece, e-mail: achrysovergis@gmail.com
Publication date: 2020-04-14
 
J Hear Sci 2016;6(3):65–71
 
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ABSTRACT
Background:
An external auditory canal cavernous hemangioma, with or without involvement of the eardrum and middle ear (ME), is rare; only 23 cases have been described so far.

Case report:
We present a patient with cavernous hemangioma of the external auditory canal, which extended to the tympanic cavity and presented with intermittent episodes of bleeding. Total excision was curative with no recurrence at 9-month follow up. In addition, the literature is reviewed with respect to epidemiology, presentation, evaluation and treatment options for hemangiomas arising from the external ear canal.

Conclusions:
Treatment is achieved by excising the entire lesion, using a transcanal, endaural, or postauricural approach. For hemangiomas extending to the medial aspect of the external auditory canal or the tympanic membrane, a retroauricular approach is favoured.

 
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