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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