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ce·ru·mi·nous

(sĕ-rū'mi-nŭs),
Relating to cerumen.

ceruminous

[siro̅o̅′minəs]
pertaining to earwax.

ce·ru·mi·nous

(sĕ-rū'mi-nŭs)
Relating to cerumen.

cerumen

(sĕ-roo′mĕn) [L. cera, wax]
A substance secreted by glands at the outer third of the ear canal. Usually cerumen does not accumulate in the ear canal, but it may clog the channel in some persons; the cerumen may become impacted and must be physically removed, not by irrigation of the canal but by use of a curette. Soft cerumen is easily removed by gentle syringe instillation of water in the canal.
ceruminalceruminous (sĕ-roo′mĭ-năl) (sĕ-roo′mĭ-nŭs), adjective
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Ceruminous gland carcinomas: A clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic study of 17 cases.
Adenoid cystic carcinomas of the ceruminous gland (ACCCGs) are morphologically similar to the more commonly encountered salivary gland tumors.
In summary, this article presents the case of an adenoid cystic carcinoma of the ceruminous glands of the external ear canal with contralateral central nervous system metastasis, a hitherto unreported phenomenon.
With the exception of ceruminous adenocarcinoma, other neoplasms are rarely identified in this location.
Ceruminous adenomas: A clinicopathologic study of 41 cases with a review of the literature.
Immunohistochemically, differential expression of luminal cells with markers CK7 and epithelial membrane antigen, and in particular, basal cell expression of chromogranin (figure 3), further support findings more consistent with NAME than the diagnosis of ceruminous adenoma made previously at another institution.
Cerumen refers only to the secretory product of the ceruminous glands in the external auditory canal, and it is just one component of earwax.