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Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the External Ear in a Child

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Tumors involving the head and neck are uncommon in children. Furthermore, those which involve the external ear are extremely rare. In the external ear itself, the most commonly encountered malignancy is Squamous Cell Carcinoma, both in the adult and pediatric age groups. We encountered one such case of a 14 years old male with a recurring skin lesion involving the right external ear. In this report, we wish to highlight and address the difficulty in recognizing and managing such an unwonted pathology as Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the pediatric age group.

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Rahman, W. , Sheikh, R. , Mohammed, H. and Dogan, Z. (2015) Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the External Ear in a Child. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 4, 338-343. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2015.45057.

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