Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Study Volume 2 Issue 10

Treatment of Irritated Seborrheic Keratosis of External Auditory Canal (EAC)

Laura Rodríguez Alcalá*, Juan Martín-Lagos Martinez, Santiago Moreno Paredes, María Dolores Alonso Blanco, Cristina Vázquez López and José Luis Vargas Fernández

Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hospital Universitario San Cecilio. Granada, Spain

*Corresponding Author: Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hospital Universitario San Cecilio. Granada, Spain

Received: July 09, 2020; Published: October 16, 2020



  Injuries to the external auditory canal (EAC) are usually assessed by the specialist in Otorhinolaryngology. The main differential diagnosis is made with malignant lesions and cholesteatoma of the EAC. However, we found benign skin lesions such as seborrheic keratoses; although they are extremely rare at this level, frequently seen in the elderly, and severely affect the trunk, head and neck [1-4].

  We present the case of a 65-year-old patient who consults for Emergency Service for sensation of hearing loss, otorrhagia, and fetid otorrhea. Among his medical history, he underwent surgery 7 years ago due to a EAC injury to the same ear. The diagnosis was irritated seborrheic keratosis.

  Given the evolution over time, a biopsy of the reddish-violet lesion of a friable and bleeding consistency that completely occluded the lumen of the duct was performed.

Computerized axial tomography (CT) was requested to rule out bone erosion and infiltration, and topical treatment was prescribed.

  We have found six cases in the English literature about the histopathology of seborrheic keratosis in its irritated form, however, the therapeutic management of this type of lesions has not been well described.

Keywords: Seborrheic Keratosis; Ear Canal; Irritated Seborrheic Keratosis



Citation: Laura Rodríguez Alcalá., et al. “Treatment of Irritated Seborrheic Keratosis of External Auditory Canal (EAC)". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.11 (2020): 13-15.


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