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Osteoma of the external auditory meatus presenting as an aural polyp

  • Abbad G. Toma (a1) and Edward W. Fisher (a1)


Isolated osteomata of the external auditory canal are benign and often symptomless lesions, and are distinct from the much commoner exostoses. A case is reported in which an osteoma presented as a recurrent ‘aural polyp’ due to a fibroepithelial polypoid reaction in the overlying skin. The polyp and the osteoma were excised surgically. We believe this to be the first reported case to present in this manner.


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Dr A. G. Toma, ENT Department, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford), Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW.


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