The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

Clinical Records

Diffuse neurofibroma obstructing the external auditory meatus

Darragh Coakleya1 and Marcus D. Atlasa1 c1

a1 Department of Ear and Skull Base Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

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.

(Accepted November 16 1996)

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c1 Address for correspondence: Dr M. D. Atlas, Level 10, St. Vincent's Clinic, 438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia.