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Schwannoma of the tympanic membrane

  • Chao-Hui Yang (a1), Chih-Ying Su (a1), Yu-Ching Wei (a2) and Chung-Feng Hwang (a1)

Schwannoma arising from the tympanic membrane is a rare neoplasm. This report describes an external ear canal mass obscuring the tympanic membrane. A transcanal approach identified a tumour adhered to the tympanic membrane. The tumour was excised without myringoplasty. Pathology confirmed the diagnosis of schwannoma. Clinical examination revealed no evidence of recurrence during a follow-up period of one year. The possible origins of schwannoma of the tympanic membrane and lesion management are also discussed.

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Address for correspondence: Dr Chung-Feng Hwang, 123, Ta-Pei Road, Niao-Sung Hsiang, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan, ROC.Fax: 886 7 7313855 E-mail:
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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-laryngology-and-otology
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