Foreing body polyp of the external auditory canal mimicking suppuratove otitis media: Case report

Aslan Felek S., Çelik H., Islam A., OĞUZ H., Gönültaş M. A.

Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.29, no.3, pp.753-756, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.753-756
  • Keywords: Foreign bodies, mastoiditis, polyps, otitis media with effusion, AURAL POLYPS, GRANULOMA, CHILDREN, PATIENT
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Aural polyp is an inflammatory mass that typically presents within the external auditory canal and may be of either external or middle ear origin. The most common cause of aural polyps in children is chronic otitis media with or without cholestatoma. This paper presents a child with a giant aural polyp that was induced by a long-time present foreign body in the external auditory canal. The special feature in this case was that, the giant aural polyp had hidden not only the foreign body, but also the silent mastoiditis that had developed from coincidentally co-existing chronic otitis media with effusion. Copyright © 2009 by Türkiye Klinikleri.