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CLINCAL CASE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-22

Lipoma of the middle ear: An unusal presentation in a 6 year old child


1 Department of Pediatric ORL, Hopital de la Timone University aix marseille 2, Marseille, France; Department of ORL & Head and Neck surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pediatric ORL, Hopital de la Timone University aix marseille 2 Marseille, France

Correspondence Address:
Badi Aldosari
Department of Pediatric ORL, Hopital de la Timone University aix marseille 2, Marseille; Department of ORL & Head and Neck surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.274644

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We present a case of lipoma arising in the middle ear of 6 years old girl with down syndrome with severe speech and language difficulties. A CT Scan and MRI of temporal bone revealed abnormal soft tissue mass in the left tympanic cavity and malformation of right inner ear. Left middle ear exploration, revealed an encapsulated lump of fatty tissue filling the anterior middle ear space confirmed by histologic studies as lipoma


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