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Extramammary Paget's disease affecting the external auditory canal: a case report.

Bomfim Fde A, Mendes Wde O, Veras IM, de Freitas JC, Castro AM, de Castro Junior FM - J Med Case Rep (2013)

Bottom Line: He had peripheral facial nerve paralysis and complete ipsilateral hearing loss.The tumor was considered inoperable because of the extensive skull base involvement, and he was referred for palliative radiotherapy.In all the three cases, the prognosis was unfavorable despite treatment.

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Introduction: Extramammary Paget's disease is a rare histological type of intraepithelial adenocarcinoma that mainly affects apocrine sweat gland-rich areas. Predilection sites include the anogenital region and, less commonly, the axillae. These tumors rarely occur in non-apocrine regions. The aim of this case report is to describe a case of extramammary Paget's disease in the external auditory canal with extensive temporal bone involvement and skull base invasion.

Case presentation: A 40-year-old Caucasian man presented with a progressively growing, vegetating lesion localized in his right-hand external auditory canal. He had peripheral facial nerve paralysis and complete ipsilateral hearing loss. An incisional biopsy suggested extramammary Paget's disease, and the immunohistochemical analysis confirmed the diagnosis. The tumor was considered inoperable because of the extensive skull base involvement, and he was referred for palliative radiotherapy.

Conclusion: We report here the third case of extramammary Paget's disease affecting the external auditory canal to be described in the literature. In all the three cases, the prognosis was unfavorable despite treatment.

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Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Detailed legend: Computed tomography axial image (a) and magnetic resonance imaging coronal image (b) of the head, performed without (a) and with (b) the administration of contrast material, showing the infiltrative lesion in the external right ear and its relation to anatomical structures.
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Figure 3: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Detailed legend: Computed tomography axial image (a) and magnetic resonance imaging coronal image (b) of the head, performed without (a) and with (b) the administration of contrast material, showing the infiltrative lesion in the external right ear and its relation to anatomical structures.

Mentions: The incisional biopsy suggested EMPD (Figure 2a, b), but there was a possible differential diagnosis of amelanotic melanoma or pagetoid Bowen’s disease. The immunohistochemical study (Table 1) was positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2 or Neu; Figure 2c), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA; Figure 2d), cytokeratin-7 (CK7; Figure 2e), and gross cystic disease fluid protein of 15kDa (GCDFP-15; Figure 2f), confirming the diagnosis of EMPD. A computed tomography scan revealed an infiltrative lesion in his external right ear, with paravertebral and middle ear extensions that affected his internal carotid artery anterior wall and facial nerve, respectively (Figure 3a). Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an expansive tumor with imprecise limits and no cleavage plane with the carotid artery. An extension to the parapharyngeal space and an invasion of the middle fossa, associated with meningeal contrast enhancement, were observed (Figure 3b).


Extramammary Paget's disease affecting the external auditory canal: a case report.

Bomfim Fde A, Mendes Wde O, Veras IM, de Freitas JC, Castro AM, de Castro Junior FM - J Med Case Rep (2013)

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Detailed legend: Computed tomography axial image (a) and magnetic resonance imaging coronal image (b) of the head, performed without (a) and with (b) the administration of contrast material, showing the infiltrative lesion in the external right ear and its relation to anatomical structures.
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Figure 3: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Detailed legend: Computed tomography axial image (a) and magnetic resonance imaging coronal image (b) of the head, performed without (a) and with (b) the administration of contrast material, showing the infiltrative lesion in the external right ear and its relation to anatomical structures.
Mentions: The incisional biopsy suggested EMPD (Figure 2a, b), but there was a possible differential diagnosis of amelanotic melanoma or pagetoid Bowen’s disease. The immunohistochemical study (Table 1) was positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2 or Neu; Figure 2c), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA; Figure 2d), cytokeratin-7 (CK7; Figure 2e), and gross cystic disease fluid protein of 15kDa (GCDFP-15; Figure 2f), confirming the diagnosis of EMPD. A computed tomography scan revealed an infiltrative lesion in his external right ear, with paravertebral and middle ear extensions that affected his internal carotid artery anterior wall and facial nerve, respectively (Figure 3a). Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an expansive tumor with imprecise limits and no cleavage plane with the carotid artery. An extension to the parapharyngeal space and an invasion of the middle fossa, associated with meningeal contrast enhancement, were observed (Figure 3b).

Bottom Line: He had peripheral facial nerve paralysis and complete ipsilateral hearing loss.The tumor was considered inoperable because of the extensive skull base involvement, and he was referred for palliative radiotherapy.In all the three cases, the prognosis was unfavorable despite treatment.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Extramammary Paget's disease is a rare histological type of intraepithelial adenocarcinoma that mainly affects apocrine sweat gland-rich areas. Predilection sites include the anogenital region and, less commonly, the axillae. These tumors rarely occur in non-apocrine regions. The aim of this case report is to describe a case of extramammary Paget's disease in the external auditory canal with extensive temporal bone involvement and skull base invasion.

Case presentation: A 40-year-old Caucasian man presented with a progressively growing, vegetating lesion localized in his right-hand external auditory canal. He had peripheral facial nerve paralysis and complete ipsilateral hearing loss. An incisional biopsy suggested extramammary Paget's disease, and the immunohistochemical analysis confirmed the diagnosis. The tumor was considered inoperable because of the extensive skull base involvement, and he was referred for palliative radiotherapy.

Conclusion: We report here the third case of extramammary Paget's disease affecting the external auditory canal to be described in the literature. In all the three cases, the prognosis was unfavorable despite treatment.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus