Facial plast Surg 2013; 29(05): 384-388
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1353378
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Skin Cancers of the External Auditory Canal

Luke O. Buchmann1, 2, Richard H. Wiggins1, 3, Richard K. Gurgel4, Jason P. Hunt1
  • 1Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, George E. Wahlen Veterans Administration Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 3Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 4Neurotology, Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Publication Date:
13 September 2013 (online)

Abstract

Skin cancers of the external auditory canal are rare tumors treated by a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Treatment of skin cancer is generally successful; however, tumors involving this anatomic location can be aggressive and require a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This multidisciplinary review provides facial plastic surgeons, caring for these patients, an updated approach to cancers of the external auditory canal focusing on findings that may indicate more aggressive disease and warrant expanded workup and treatment.