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.


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)


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