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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2014 pp 307-309

Case Report

Osteoma of external auditory canal –  a rare case report

S. K. Nagle1, Poonam Khairnar2, Rajesh Kar3, Dnyaneshwar Rohe4, Anoop A.5, Kartik Parelkar6,  Amey Kothekar7

1Associate Professor, 2,3,4,5,7JR3,6JR2, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Government Grant Medical College, JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.



Osteoma is a benign, slow growing tumour which is most commonly located in the fronto-ethmoid regions, but may also occur in maxillary and sphenoid sinuses, mandible and occasionally arise in temporal bone. Osteoma of the external auditory canal should be differentiated from exostoses. These can produce similar clinical picture. The various differentiating clinical features between osteoma and exostoses of the external auditory canal, the controversies of histological features and management are presented.