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July 1983

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University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(7):492-494. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800210068018
Abstract

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1 

Thomas A. Garland, MD, Donald J. Innes, MD, Charlottesville, Va  A 32-year-old man with acute myelogenous leukemia in remission for seven months was seen with a left facial paralysis of sudden onset and left otalgia. Six months earlier, the patient had bilateral facial palsy and otalgia. This was treated by myringotomy, resulting in the return of the seventh nerve function. The current physical examination showed an edematous and tender left external auditory canal. The left tympanic membrane was obscured by an erythematous, polypoid mass. Polytomography of the left petrous temporal bone showed no evidence of bony destruction, but there was a general loss of translucency in the middle-ear cavity. A biopsy specimen of the polypoid mass protruding from the middle ear is shown in Fig 1.What is your diagnosis?

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 2 

Michael Strauss, MD; Y. Zohar, MD; H. Turani, MD; N. Laurian, MD, 

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