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August 1972

Cavernous Angiomas of the Tympanic Membrane

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Division of Laboratories (Dr. Freedman) and the Department of Otolaryngology (Drs. Barton and Goodhill), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(2):158-160. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090232013

The ear drum is one region where angiomas have not been described even though they present a striking, easily recognizable gross appearance. Otoscopic examination in our two patients revealed a purplish polypoid cystic tumor projecting from the drum, but not involving the middle ear. Wide surgical excision and an autograft cured both patients and their hearing remained normal.