The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Case Report

Syringocystadenomapapilliferum Arising from the External Auditory Canal: A Rare Tumor in a Rare Site


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Cairo University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Oman


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Oman.


Department of Pathology, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Oman

J Int Adv Otol 2016; 12: 116-118
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2016.2036
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Syringocystadenomapapilliferum is an extremely rare benign adnexal tumor of the scalp and face region. This is a report of the case of a female patient with syringocystadenomapapilliferum originating from the bony cartilaginous junction of the external auditory canal. A provisional diagnosis of an inflammatory polyp was made based on the clinical and radiological findings. Diagnosis was established only after the histopathological examination. This article represents a report of a rare skin disease and a rare site of affection. It emphasizes the role of histopathology in the diagnosis of such a condition with debatable clinical and radiological findings.

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