We describe a case of Basal cell carcinoma in middle ear in a 45 year old female, presented as aural polyp
As neoplasia remained a differential, further preoperative imaging and an examination under general anesthesia were performed, with biopsy of the aural polyp
. Intraoperative examination highlighted the abnormal nature of the polyp and ear canal tissue.
Early biopsy of an aural polyp
or granulation tissue may lead to early detection before meningeal extension.
A polypoid mass is frequently seen on examination, and it may be mistaken for an aural polyp
. Because rhabdomyosarcoma of the ear is easily misdiagnosed, advanced disease with meningeal involvement is common at the time of diagnosis.
Histologic examination of the aural polyp
revealed chronic inflammation, but no evidence of tumor recurrence.