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Diffuse neurofibroma obstructing the external auditory meatus

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2007

Darragh Coakley
Department of Ear and Skull Base Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Marcus D. Atlas*
Department of Ear and Skull Base Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Address for correspondence: Dr M. D. Atlas, Level 10, St. Vincent's Clinic, 438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia.


A case is presented of a 36-year-old male with narrowing of the external meatus due to a diffuse neurofibroma. This unusual variety of neurofibroma spreads superficially and has many ectatic blood vessels. The size, vascularity, uncertain edges and a tendency to recur makes surgical removal difficult. The treatment options are discussed.

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