Neoplasms of the External Ear

  • Leslie Michaels
  • Henrik B. Hellquist


The external ear is a specialised appendage of the skin, so that its neoplasms are most frequently those derived from skin. Bony neoplasms also occur, as would be expected from the presence of bone nearby, but the cartilage of the ear seems to have no neoplastic propensity. The following account will deal only with those tumours that have a predilection for that region and those that pose special diagnostic histological and clinical problems.


Basal Cell Carcinoma Temporal Bone Fibrous Dysplasia External Auditory Canal Verrucous Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie Michaels
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Henrik B. Hellquist
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Histopathology, UCL Medical SchoolRockefeller BuildingLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal Free and UCL Medical SchoolUniversity of LondonUK
  3. 3.Royal National Throat, Nose nad Ear HospitalLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyHamad Medical CorporationDohaQatar
  5. 5.Haukeland University HospitalBergenNorway

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