middle ear adenoma

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middle ear adenoma

A rare, benign tumour of the middle ear with exocrine (mucinous) and/or neuroendocrine differentiation, which affects patients > age 40.
 
DiffDx
Metastatic carcinoid, otitis media, paraganglioma.

Imaging
High-resolution CT of temporal bone reveals well-defined soft-tissue attenuation.
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Kucera, "Metastasizing middle ear carcinoid: an unusual case report, with focus on ultrastructural and immunohistochemical findings," Otology and Neurotology, vol.
Middle ear carcinoid: An indolent tumor with metastatic potential.