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Original Article
July 1977

Salivary Gland Choristoma of the Middle Ear

Author Affiliations

From the Otologic Medical Group, Inc and the Ear Research Institute, Los Angeles (Drs Mischke and Brackmann), and the Department of Pathology, St Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles (Dr Gruskin).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(7):432-434. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780240090016
Abstract

• We discuss the eighth reported case of a benign salivary gland tumor in the middle ear. The lesion was a smooth, lobulated mass and was found to be intimately associated with the tympanic portion of the facial nerve. Recommended treatment is biopsy without attempting removal. This concept of management is supported by a report of a similar case with a 15-year follow-up.

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