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Tumor with slow‑developing and recurring lumps of the external ear with skull base and lung metastasis: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Zhifang Zhai
    • Jie Hu
    • Yi You
    • Xichuan Yang
    • Zhiqiang Song
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  • Published online on: June 11, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11724
  • Pages: 1567-1572
  • Copyright: © Zhai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

The present case report describes a rare case of recurring lumps on the external ear in a 46‑year‑old Chinese male with a history of >10 years, who presented with large irregular red lumps on the right temple and with lung and skull base metastasis. The patient had a lesion in the right auricle and experienced recurrence following surgical resection. A thorough systemic evaluation revealed no other obvious abnormalities. The patient was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a slow‑growing form of high‑grade adenocarcinoma, and refused any further treatment at the present hospital (The First Affiliated Hospital of Army Medical University). At 2 years post‑follow‑up, the patient had become more frail but was in good spirits. The present study indicated that ACC is a low‑grade and commonly slow‑developing malignancy that primarily arises from a salivary gland, with recurring and metastatic characteristics.

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APA
Zhai, Z., Hu, J., You, Y., Yang, X., & Song, Z. (2020). Tumor with slow‑developing and recurring lumps of the external ear with skull base and lung metastasis: A case report. Oncology Letters, 20, 1567-1572. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11724
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Zhai, Z., Hu, J., You, Y., Yang, X., Song, Z."Tumor with slow‑developing and recurring lumps of the external ear with skull base and lung metastasis: A case report". Oncology Letters 20.2 (2020): 1567-1572.
Chicago
Zhai, Z., Hu, J., You, Y., Yang, X., Song, Z."Tumor with slow‑developing and recurring lumps of the external ear with skull base and lung metastasis: A case report". Oncology Letters 20, no. 2 (2020): 1567-1572. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2020.11724