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September 1989

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University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(9):1136-1139. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860330126038

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1  Diego Saporta, MD, Ira D. Rothfeld, MD, New YorkA 50-year-old man presented with a mass in the right ear canal of three months duration. There was associated pain of two weeks duration, but no ear discharge. The mass was fungating and completely occluded the ear canal. He gave a history of having a mass removed from the same ear canal in Greece 14 years before this occurrence. An excisional biopsy was performed. The microscopic findings are shown in Figs 1 and 2.What is your diagnosis?

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 2  Yoav P. Talmi, MD; Yehuda Finkelstein, MD; Jacob Bar-Ziv, MD; Marisa Halpern, MD; Rivkah Gal, MD; Yuval Zohar, MD, Petah Tiqva, IsraelA 15-year-old girl, complaining of fullness of the left ear, was referred by her family physician for what seemed a severe, refractory external otitis. Results of a complete physical examination were normal.

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