A case of sensorineural hearing loss involving a fibroepithelial polyp of the middle ear

Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 May-Jun;36(3):475-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2015.01.021. Epub 2015 Jan 30.


Primary middle ear neoplasms are rare, and commonly cause conductive hearing loss. When aural masses result in sensorineural hearing loss, malignant etiologies are often suspected. Fibroepithelial polyps are benign lesions commonly found in the skin and genitourinary tract and are not commonly identified as primary lesions of the middle ear. Here, we present a case of a benign fibroepithelial polyp of the middle ear causing sensorineural hearing loss and describe its surgical management. Imaging and histologic characteristics are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Ear Diseases / complications
  • Ear Diseases / pathology*
  • Ear Diseases / surgery
  • Ear, Middle*
  • Female
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Polyps / complications
  • Polyps / pathology*
  • Polyps / surgery