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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 284275, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/284275
Case Report

Postauricular Leiomyosarcoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

1ENT Department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India
2Pathology Department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India

Received 26 January 2013; Accepted 25 February 2013

Academic Editors: Y. Baba and J. I. De Diego

Copyright © 2013 Dillip Samal 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

Leiomyosarcoma arising in the head and neck region is a rare entity. Auricular involvement by the disease is further rarer with few cases reported in the literature. Usually auricular leiomyosarcoma is a disease of middle-old age. We report a case of leiomyosarcoma of the postauricular region in a young adolescent female. Surgery along with adjuvant radiotherapy was used for complete cure. Patient is disease-free for the last eight years and is on regular yearly followup. The aim of reporting this case is to add to the scarce existing literature regarding auricular leiomyosarcoma and its long-term outcome. Also, this is the first case report in young adolescent and second only of the post auricular region.