Schwannoma of the auricle
J.-C. Lai and Y.-L. Tsai
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan
Schwannoma; external ear; auricle; benign tumour
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Schwannoma of the auricle. Objectives: We report an extremely rare case of schwannoma of the auricle. Methodology: A case report and review of the world literature concerning schwannoma of the auricle are presented. Results: Schwannoma is a benign, encapsulated, slow-growing neoplasm. Approximately 25-45% of all schwannomas occur in the head and neck, whereas schwannomas of the external ear are extremely uncommon, with only nine cases reported in the English literature since the first report in 1977. In this report, we describe the case of a 47-year-old male patient who presented with a 2-year history of a slow-growing mass in the left auricle, which was managed by wide surgical excision. We believe this case to be the second case of schwannoma of the auricle reported. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the second report in the world literature of auricle schwannoma. Schwannoma should be considered in the evaluation of any tumour of the auricle.
Vol. 6, 2010, 4th trimester

Schwannoma of the auricle