THE PRESENCE of mixed tumors which look like those of the salivary glands in other than the usual sites is not common. Hence, the finding of such a neoplasm in the external auditory canal, a location in which none have hitherto been described, seems worth reporting.
REPORT OF A CASE
Clinical History.—A 37 year old Negro woman consulted one of us (M. R.) and described a small painless lump in the anteroinferior wall of the left external auditory meatus. She stated that it had been present for at least 10 years. Although it had grown slowly, there had been no noticeable increase in size for several years. The firm circumscribed nodule lay beneath the skin, which was freely movable. A preoperative diagnosis of chondroma was made and the mass excised without difficulty.Surgical Specimen.—The excised specimen measured 2.5 by 1.3 by 1.7 cm. and was conical and firm.