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February 1962

Mixed Tumors of the External Auditory Canal

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;75(2):108-113. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740040114006

Mixed tumors of the salivary gland type, located in the skin of the external auditory canal are rare. Two previously reported cases were found in the literature. The first case was a 37-year-old Negro woman reported by Mark and Rothberg1 in 1951. The lesion was described as a painless, freely movable lump in the anterior inferior wall of the left external auditory canal, having been present for at least 10 years. During the process of removing the tumor mass it was found to be immediately beneath the skin, but not attached to it. The specimen measured 2.5 X 1.3 X 1.7 cm., and one pole contained a cavity filled with a glairy colorless fluid. The second case was reported by Fink2 in 1953. This lesion was found in a 57-year-old white male and described as a pearly-gray mass measuring 5 mm. in diameter and located in the left

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