Neurofibroma of the ear

Thomas R Stevenson, J. F. Zavell, R. D. Anderson

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Abstract

Neurofibromas cause unsightly and crippling deformities. These locally destructive tumors arise along the distribution of peripheral and cranial nerves. The 2 patients presented here had neurofibromas of the external ear. In one patient, the lesion was limited to the auricle. In the other, the tumor extended into the facial nerve and parotid gland. Preoperative computed tomographic scanning, a postauricular approach to the tumor, and careful dissection produced an esthetic debulking of the auricular neurofibromas with preservation of facial nerve function and improvement in hearing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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    Stevenson, T. R., Zavell, J. F., & Anderson, R. D. (1986). Neurofibroma of the ear. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 17(2), 151-154.