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

Commentary Volume 3 Issue 9

The Otic Outcrop-Inflammatory Aural Polyp

Anubha Bajaj*

Department of Histopathology, Panjab University/A.B. Diagnostics, India

*Corresponding Author: Anubha Bajaj, Department of Histopathology, Panjab University/A.B. Diagnostics, India.

Received: July 27, 2021; Published: August 18, 2021


Aural polyp manifests as a polypoid, non-neoplastic proliferation of granulation tissue admixed with an inflammatory cellular exudate. The polyp arises due to inflammation induced polypoid proliferation predominantly arising within the middle ear mucosa, usually as a consequence of chronic otitis media. Commonly, aural polyp emerges within the middle ear cleft and appears as a reaction to persistent, localized inflammatory mechanisms as encountered with chronic otitis media or associated conditions.

An inflammatory aural polyp confined to external auditory canal may arise from the external auditory canal itself or from the middle ear. Several middle ear lesions can permeate through the tympanic membrane and engender a polypoid mass manifesting within the external auditory canal.


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Citation: Anubha Bajaj. “The Otic Outcrop-Inflammatory Aural Polyp". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.9 (2021): 39-42.


Copyright: © 2021 Anubha Bajaj. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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