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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 897540, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/897540
Case Report

A Case of Conservatively Managed Invasive Ceruminoma and a Review of the Literature

Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK

Received 18 June 2014; Accepted 15 July 2014; Published 22 July 2014

Academic Editor: Juan I. De Diego

Copyright © 2014 T. F. C. Saunders and P. Monksfield. 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

Ceruminomas are rare tumours arising from the apocrine sweat glands of the ear canal. We present a case of a malignant ceruminoma, which was managed with local surgical excision only rather than the wider clearance more commonly undertaken with these invasive neoplasms. We present the clinical case, histological analysis, and clinical progression for this patient and review the literature on this uncommon pathology.