Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 540--542

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the external auditory canal: Report of two cases


Supreeta P Nayak, Vaishali A Walke, Satish B Helwatkar, Sudhakar K Bobhate 
 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

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Supreeta P Nayak
C/o Mr. C.Wankhede, 15-Nargundkar Colony, Khamla Road, Nagpur-440 015
India

Adenoid cystic carcinoma occurring in the external auditory canal is very rare. Two cases are being reported. One was diagnosed on cytology based on which surgery was planned. In the second case, fine needle aspiration procedure had to be abandoned due to severe pain and a biopsy was required for its diagnosis. Morphologically, it resembles its more common salivary gland counterpart. Though severe pain during needling may be a limiting factor, adenoid cystic carcinoma of external auditory canal can be confidently diagnosed on cytology based on which surgical management can be planned.


How to cite this article:
Nayak SP, Walke VA, Helwatkar SB, Bobhate SK. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the external auditory canal: Report of two cases.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2009;52:540-542


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Nayak SP, Walke VA, Helwatkar SB, Bobhate SK. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the external auditory canal: Report of two cases. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 May 28 ];52:540-542
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