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Ceruminous adenocarcinoma
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Ceruminous adenocarcinoma

Contributors: Carla Casulo MD, Paul C. Bryson MD, MBA
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Synopsis

Rare malignant tumor originating in the ceruminous (wax-generating) glands of the external auditory canal, usually in middle-aged adults. Characterized by recurring episodes of otalgia (ear pain), otorrhea (discharge), hearing loss, tinnitus, ear mass or lesion, and facial nerve paralysis.

Management includes surgical excision to the extent possible within the ear structure. Other treatments include radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Prognosis is poor where metastasis has occurred, particularly to brain, lung, or liver, or in the case of residual or recurrence of disease.

Codes

ICD10CM:
C44.291 – Other specified malignant neoplasm of skin of unspecified ear and external auricular canal

SNOMEDCT:
58069009 – Ceruminous adenocarcinoma

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Last Updated:07/12/2016
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Ceruminous adenocarcinoma
Ceruminous adenocarcinoma : Hearing loss, Tinnitus, Ear lesion, Otalgia, Otorrhea
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