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January 1981

Verrucous Carcinoma of the Middle Ear

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology (Drs Woodson and Alford) and Pathology (Drs Jurco and McGavran), Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(1):63-65. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790370065015

• A case of a highly destructive, cytologically nondysplastic squamous epithelial lesion of the middle ear is presented. The cranial nerve involvement and bone destruction are more extensive than has been seen in cholesteatoma. Cultures are negative for Pseudomonas, and the patient does not have the reported diathesis for malignant otitis externa. The gross and microscopic features are those of verrucous carcinoma. To our knowledge, the middle ear has not been previously reported as a site of involvement by verrucous carcinoma.

(Arch Otolaryngol 107:63-65, 1981)

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