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doi: https://doi.org/10.3342/kjorl-hns.2017.00528    [Epub ahead of print]
A Case of Middle Ear Neuroendocrine Adenoma in a Patient with Hearing Loss and Facial Palsy
Woojoo Nam, Tae Hwan Kim, Min-Beom Kim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
난청과 안면마비를 주소로 내원한 중이의 신경내분비 선종 1예
남우주, 김태환, 김민범
성균관대학교 의과대학 강북삼성병원 이비인후과학교실
Correspondence  Min-Beom Kim ,Tel: +82-2-2001-2269, Fax: +82-2-2001-2412, Email: minbeom.kim@gmail.com
Received: 4 June 2017; Revised: July 31, 2017   Accepted: 11 August 2017.  Published online: 8 January 2018.
Middle ear adenoma is a very rare disease which is benign and originates from the middle ear mucosa. Patients of middle ear adenoma usually come to the clinic for unilateral hearing loss or tinnitus, but rarely for accompanied facial palsy. It is non-gender specific and occurs over a wide range of ages. The recurrence rate is known to be very low, but few authors argue that neuroendocrine adenoma should be considered as a low grade carcinoma due to some cases of recurrence. A 18 years-old male who had a left side facial palsy about 3 years ago but has currently improved as compared with the initial onset, visited our clinic for the left side hearing loss. Pure tone audiogram showed about 30 dB of conductive hearing loss and a pinkish polypoid mass involving the left tympanic membrane. We removed a tumor via transmastoid approach. The final diagnosis was middle ear adenoma with neuroendocrine differentiation. Neither signs of complication nor recurrence were observed after six months of the surgery.
Keywords: Middle ear adenomaMiddle ear tumorNeuroendocrine differentiation
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