Middle ear tumours

There are a range of middle ear tumours, which are more likely to be benign than malignant. 

Pathology

The three most common middle ear tumours are (not in any particular order as there are differences in the literature) 1-3

Other rarer middle ear tumours include 2

Differential diagnosis

If large, these can be difficult to distinguish from direct extension into the middle ear of

Additionally aggressive infections (e.g. malignant otitis externa, tuberculous otomastoiditis, Aspergillus) can appear similar.

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rID: 1673
System: Head & Neck
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
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    Case 1: facial nerve schwannoma
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    Case 2: congenital cholesteatoma
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    Case 3: glomus tympanicum
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