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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 138397, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/138397
Case Report

A Case of Primary Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma of the External Auditory Canal

1Head-Neck Department, ENT Audiology and Phoniatry Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
2Hematology Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy

Received 1 May 2013; Accepted 8 July 2013

Academic Editors: K. Morshed, Y. Orita, and G. Zhou

Copyright © 2013 Luca Bruschini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Lymphomas represent the second most frequent malignant tumor (incidence 2.5%) in the head and neck region. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) present with cervical lymph node involvement, but in 40% extranodal site could be primary involved: nasopharynx, the lacrimal sac, the temporal bone, or the others areas. NHLs of the ear are rarely reported. In this report, we described a patient with primary NHL of the external ear canal who was successfully treated with surgical excision and chemotherapy.