Definition and causes

Tumors (knots), in the outer ear be benign (benign) or malignant (malignant). Both types can both sit on the ear or inside the ear canal.

Tumors on the ear

  • Benign nodules on the ear may be small knots, which marked the øreflippen. They called ateromer and sebaceous glands, which are closed up. They are harmless, but there may be inflammation of them, and it may be necessary to make a small cut to empty the inflammation out.

  • At the ear, a malignant tumor usually be basal cell cancer or pladeepitelkræft. They will turn out as a small wart-like knot, which grows slowly and may form a wound that will not whole. These types of cancer caused by too much sunlight. They are treated by removing them operational.

Tumors of the ear canal

  • Eksostoser or øregangsknuder. They called in English forSurfer's EarBecause they are common among adolescents, for example. surfing or diving much. Cold water is co-founder of the knots. They are in themselves harmless, but can narrow the ear canal, which then becomes easier to stop the ørevokspropper or liquid collectors, who by inflammation of the ear canal.

  • Osteomer are small knots, formed in the bone under the ear canal. They can be easily removed by a small operation.

  • Ceruminomer are small knots of ørevoks-glands. Like osteomer removed easily operational, and is not dangerous.

  • In the ear canal, the malignant tumor also be of type pladeepitelkræft. This kind of cancer is very rare, there are around. 10 new cases per year in Denmark. However, it is very serious. The symptoms are inflammation of the ear canal, but with more powerful pain and bloody vaginal discharge. There can also be seen paralysis of the facial samsidige half (facialisparese). The diagnosis made by biopsy, and treatment is surgery and radiotherapy. The prognosis is poor, but improved by early intervention. It is therefore important



This article is formed on the Health Guide on 22.11.06





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