Abstract

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA OF INNER 1/3rd OF EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL ??? A RARE CASE REPORT

Author(s): B. Annapurna Rao1, B. Ajay Kumar2, P. Krishna Prasad3, J. Kishore4

Squamous cell carcinoma of external auditory canal (EAC) is a rare timour, which commonly occurs in the auricle, whereas inner 1/3rd of external auditory canal is a rare site for this tumour. We are presenting a case of 41 year old female patient presented with only 3 months history of otorrhoea. On examination she had pinkish mass occluding the complete external auditory canal (EAC) of right ear involving all the walls of external auditory canal and was friable with bleeding on touch. Histological examination showed Large cell non keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma. CT scan showed tumour in the inner 1/3rd of EAC without temporal bone and middle ear involvement. She underwent a total surgical excision of the tumour with tumour free margins. Advised radiotherapy and follow up.

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