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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 181-182

Auricular pleomorphic adenoma: Case report and review of literature

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rajeev Kumar
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.94502

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To report the first case of pleomorphic adenoma (PA) arising in the ear lobule, and overall, the sixth case of PA in the auricle in medical history. A 28-year-old young male presented to us in the outpatient department with a small, painless, firm, freely mobile swelling in the left ear lobule for past 3 months. The patient wanted excision of the swelling for cosmetic purposes. Fine-needle aspiration of the swelling suggested features consistent with PA. The tumor was excised under local anaesthesia. Postoperative histopathological examination confirmed the findings of cytology. There was no recurrence during the 8-month follow-up. PA can rarely arise in the ear lobule, which is to be treated by complete surgical excision.

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