Inverted papilloma of the middle ear

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2012 Aug;129(4):207-10. doi: 10.1016/j.anorl.2012.02.002. Epub 2012 Aug 22.


Introduction: Inverted papilloma (IP) of the middle ear is a very rare lesion, as less than 20 cases have been reported in the literature.

Case report: The authors report the case of a 73-year-old male with IP of the middle and external ear that had already been operated many times. Treatment consisted of creating a large resection cavity. No recurrence was observed on clinical examination or MRI with a follow-up of 2 years.

Discussion and conclusion: This case is analysed in the light of a review of published cases with a discussion of the pathophysiological and treatment problems raised by these lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Ear Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Ear Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Ear, Middle*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Papilloma, Inverted* / diagnosis
  • Papilloma, Inverted* / surgery