There are a number of malignant and benign ear tumors, which usually appear by hearing loss. You can also manifest itself with drowsiness, dizziness or loss of balance. These tumors are rare and difficult to diagnose.
There are a number of malignant and benign ear tumors, which usually appear by hearing loss. You can also manifest itself with drowsiness, dizziness or loss of balance. These tumors are rare and difficult to diagnose. Malignant tumors ear in the ear canal basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas may develop. Predisposing may affect persistent inflammation (eg. As chronic otitis media). In the case after extensive resection radiotherapy is indicated. When tumors in the ear canal and limit has been no invasion into the middle ear, an en bloc resection of the ear canal with preservation of the facial nerve can occur. A deeper invasion requires greater resection of the temporal bone. In the middle ear squamous rarely develop. A predisposing factor could be sustained otorrhoea in chronic otitis media. This involves a resection of the temporal bone and postoperative radiotherapy. From Glomusorganen or glomeruli in the jugular fossa (glomus jugulare tumors) or the medial middle ear wall (glomus tympanicum tumors) not chromaffin paraganglioma (Chemodektome) may emerge of the temporal bone, which cause a pulsating, reddened middle ear swelling. As a first symptom often occurs a pulse synchronous tinnitus. After that, a hearing loss can develop with vertigo. Cranial nerve palsies of the 9th, 10th, or 11th nerve accompany glomus jugular tumors by the jugular foramen spread. The excision is the treatment of choice, and the radiation therapy is used for non-surgical candidates used. Benign ear tumors, when forming in the ear canal sebaceous cysts, osteomas and keloids and embarrassed him, jams cerumen, and there is a conductive hearing loss. The excision is the treatment of choice for all benign ear tumors. In the outer third of the ear canal Zeruminaldrüsenadenome may occur. The histologically benign tumors form neither regional nor distant metastases, but because they can grow invasive and destructive locally, they should be excised spacious.