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December 1987

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University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(12):1334-1337. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860120080013

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1  Daniel B. Kuriloff, MD; Charles P. Kimmelman, MD; Gerard Labay, MD, New YorkA healthy 12-year-old girl presented with a several-month history of an enlarging, occluding mass of the right external auditory canal. Physical examination revealed a tan, smooth, firm mass emanating from the cartilaginous portion of the external auditory canal. The tympanic membrane could not be seen and a conductive hearing loss was present. Computed tomography revealed no erosion or other involvement of the temporal bone or middle-ear structures. The patient had no other skin or mucosal lesions. Transcanal excision was performed using the operating microscope. There was no significant bleeding and the mass was solid (Figs 1 and 2).What is your diagnosis?

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 2  Gordon S. Wood, MD, John Brineman, MD, Washington, DCA 42-year-old man was referred from Germany to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

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