Middle ear adenoma: A challenging diagnosis

E. Zan, C. J. Limb, J. F. Koehler, David M. Yousem

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Middle ear adenomas are rare benign tumors, which can easily be mistaken for other conditions radiologically. They derive from the middle ear mucosa. We report the case of a 48-year-old man with a history of decreased left-sided hearing and intermittent pulsatile tinnitus. High-resolution CT of the temporal bones revealed a well-defined left middle ear soft-tissue attenuation abutting the head of the malleus. Surgical excision revealed a middle ear adenoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1602-1603
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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