Mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising from the eustachian tube and middle ear

Young Ho Kim, Sung Won Chae, Hak Hyun Jung

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    We report a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) originating from the eustachian tube and middle ear. A 31-year-old male who presented with otorrhoea and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the right ear was admitted to hospital due to cerebral infarction and deep vein thrombosis. After recovery, biopsies from a granulomatous mass found in the middle ear during operation for chronic otitis media revealed intermediate-grade MEC and a nasopharyngeal mass identified after surgery also revealed the same result. He received combined radiation therapy and chemotherapy and no residual or recurrent tumour was detected after two years of follow-up.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)202-204
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 1


    • Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid
    • Ear Neoplasms
    • Ear, Middle
    • Eustachian Tube

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Otorhinolaryngology


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