Xanthogranuloma of the external auditory canal: Case report
Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a proliferative cutaneous manifestation encountered in the pediatric population. Adult cases are uncommon but have been reported. Surgical removal is successfully carried out with no recurrence.

Such lesions are prevalent in the head and neck region but rarely observed in the external auditory canal. Researchers presented a rare case in an adult patient. The case was published in the Journal of Surgical Case Reports

Researchers present the case of a 39-year-old female with a rapidly progressing obstructive soft tissue lesion of the external auditory canal.

Surgical excision diagnosed the lesion as a rarely observed otological manifestation of juvenile xanthogranuloma. Surgical excision was curative with no locoregional recurrence.

In particular, otolaryngologists should consider juvenile xanthogranuloma as a differential for atypical soft tissue cutaneous lesions of the head and neck, including in divergent populations.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjaa536